Choice-Based Art Education

Thinking of Theme

This year in my 8th-grade classes I am experimenting with providing a theme for students to create artwork from. I choose to conduct this research to examine the depth of ideas that motivate student artwork. After two years of creating their own themes based on personal interests, some 8th-graders seem to still be unmotivated, or stuck in a rut when…

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Activities

Bring the Street to the Classroom

Incorporating contemporary and historical examples of art can be a tricky considering most, if not all teachers, want to focus the majority of class time on art making. If you’re like me, you probably don’t have enough time to thoroughly explore all the fabulous art discussions you spent hours researching. So, what is an adequate amount to time to spend…

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Choice-Based Art Education

A Guided Tour Through Choice-Based Research

First of all, take a moment to examine the map of our tour to better understand our destination. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Ok, now that the map is fresh in your mind, let’s take a journey through the Choice-Based Research process following two students who joined forces to create an epic tribute to pastries. Stage 1: Dissect – Inventory…

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Welcome, Educators!

Are you interested in choice-based art education? TAB? Or project-based learning? Then, this is the place for you! The purpose of my this blog is to share my past and future art room adventures using my style of choice-based art education. I firmly believe that any choice-based form of art education has the potential to change the future of art…

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