This year, I am trying something new with the 5th graders and so far, really great engagement! I have struggled to engage this group as much as the other grades and I know that this is a transition year into tween life and middle school coming up. So, I had been thinking about what the kids were drawing in their spare time and decided to take a more problem solving approach to the lessons I do with them.
We made a mind map about design last week and each student divided their paper into quadrants and made some thumbnails sketches of a design that they would like to create.
This week, we looked at an actual design company called IDEO and specifically a project they took on to make Mondays less blah!
Students are zipping through their weaving projects and creating some stunning finished works of art!
We are using the beautiful hand crafted jewelry of Kate Miss as our inspiration for our own bauble necklaces that we are making for an auction for the school coming up in the spring. So beautiful!
Students are creating paper lanterns for the annual lantern parade celebrating the kickoff of INlight Richmond, a project of 1708 gallery. The parade will be Friday, November 21st at Monroe Park near VCU.
Check out more here at the website: http://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/about.html
The kiddos have been loving our unit on clay and part of the fun is a day to watch and try the pottery wheel!
Check out Holton Artists at
Artsonia- Kids Art Museum