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

The Annual Art Show

The annual art show, what a fun opportunity to show the community what’s been accomplished throughout the year. In our small district we host two elementary schools, one k-8 charter, a middle and a high school art programs. So there’s lots of families with students from various grade level. It’s fun to catch up with old students who are in…

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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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