3. Art-Making In the Classroom: A Learner-Centered Approach
Learn effective ways to organize and present art projects and materials that will facilitate classroom management, inspire students, and increase depth of engagement. This workshop will introduce two simple open-ended, hands-on art making projects using stimulating and easily accessible materials that can be implemented in the classroom. Teachers will learn ways to motivate creative ideas, encourage exploration, and sustain engagement in their students’ art-making experience.
Project Options: (choose one or two)
- Open Ended Book-Making: Participants will choose from a wide variety of papers and other materials, and then use their own process to achieve an end result that is personal and meaningful. This project is open-ended and solicits a multitude of creative results.
- Milk Painting: Participants will create a narrative-based painting using colored chalks and cloth that has been soaked in milk. Oil pastels will also be offered to allow for additions and revisions.
- Printmaking: Relief Prints: Participants will use water soluble inks & foam plates to create multiple prints that will be transferred onto paper. This process will allow for revisions/additions.
- Printmaking: Sandpaper Monoprints: Participants will use wax crayons and sandpaper to create unique one-of-a-kind prints that they will transfer onto fabric.
- Palette Paper Painting: Participants will use acrylic paints and the workable surface of palette paper to plan, revise and re-work a painting motivated by their personal experience, exploring rich color mixing and layering in the process.
- Clay Masks: Participants will be motivated by discussion of facial expressions and create a clay mask with simple tools and ceramic underglazes. (Masks will be fired and picked up at a later date.)
Please note that due to the nature of the art-making projects presented, this workshop is recommended for teachers of Grade 3 and up. 3-5 SCECH credits available.