A dynamic chemistry always results when artists develop curriculum that addresses VOS/SEL standards through thoughtful projects and challenging ideas. Combine this with student responses, their engagement and growth, and powerful reactions occur.
This past fall, Ron Shelton combined education about the global ramifications of plastics with hat and jacket-making projects. Denison Elementary third graders learned how to work with wire to form a 3D structure and apply various types of recycled plastics to create wearable art. As the class gained a greater awareness of their world, they persevered in learning about unfamiliar materials and processes, acquired more patience, and achieved the unexpected: an art object they took pride in. Along the way, a sense that they can make a difference blossomed.
At Old Brooklyn Community Elementary, Gina Washington worked with first graders in the exploration of self-worth and character-building qualities. During the ten-week program, these young students expanded their vocabularies, learned more about various media, and got behind the viewfinder of the camera to compose, focus, and shoot portraits of their peers. While making artwork, they broadened their horizons, understood that that can make choices, and began to be what they wished to emulate.
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