Students were asked to reflect on how they visualize themselves through words and images that best represent themselves. They needed to include their dreams, interests, career goals, and use a variety of art mediums on a 12x12 poster board in a creative design.
6th grade students love drawing nature. For this assignment students were asked to draw without the use of a visual, only from memory. I collected their memory drawings and then let the students use an image to look at. They were amazed at what they could draw. I wanted the students to understand that we rely on what we think we know verses what reality is. It is important as beginning artists to to LOOK closely and draw slowly to see the details, and proper proportions of a subject.
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.