Well, well, well, the year has begun and we are already going strong in the Art department here at JWJ. For the first week of classes, I gave the students time to "show me what they got" as I conducted a "Drawing Diagnostic" assessment. And boy, oh boy, are these new bloods TALENTED!
For this introduction lesson, the students were given no rules, no rubrics, no guidelines, no topics just ART for the sake of ART! I asked them to think of what they enjoy most about drawing ... what they are interested in learning about ... and what they felt they are capable of drawing at their fullest potential.
This is a fun way for me to gauge not only skill level as we start a new year, but also which subjects and topics the students are most interested in, and curious about. Plus, allowing them free expression time lets their own unique creative juices flow freely as we get to know each other.
Check out some of their amazing work for yourself!!! I know I'm impressed!
So, as you can see, we are starting out the year ART strong in 2017- 2018!!! Can't wait to see what these guys produce as the semester rolls along :)
Check back in next week for progression as we move into our Graffiti Tag projects!