It pretty much can be messy day every day in the art room, but BNS Messy Day is a full body sensory bonanza! Check out some of the fun BNS students had at the art Twister station where students literally embodied the color mixing concept! Oh, and let's not forget about having to think about which side is left and right! Check out the photos below to see the students getting tied up in knots... messy or not!
I've been making changes in the art room. Choosing a choice-based art curriculum is about giving the students freedom to experiment and explore all types of art making, and learning about all types of art materials. They can work at a pace that is comfortable, and truly make art that is meaningful to them. The difference? It's all about process over project. When teachers have a specific outcome in mind, students lose the ability to have natural responses and discovery when moving through a learning process. Students are able to explore their own interests in a more in depth way. Check out more art from some of our Red Room through Blue Room Artists below.
The middle school artists have been exploring ways to animate inanimate objects with either human or animal characteristics. It's been interesting to see the different ways they have approached this idea and how they chose to do their visual representation. Here are a few examples as students are beginning to finish this project.
Hello, my name is Patti Rowland and I am the art teacher for grades K - 8 at Blacksburg New School. I feel very fortunate to be able to have each class for an hour two times a week. Teaching at Blacksburg New School gives me the opportunity to explore and create a curriculum that incorporates choice-based learning, which serves the varying processing styles of our young artists.