Before Spring Break, my ART I classes were finishing up a project and we didn’t really have time to start something new before having a week off. So I decided to go full on Art History with them for two days! It was pretty simple, we are a one to one technology campus and each student has access to plenty of resources online, so I put up a slide asked them to choose a famous artist, find out ten facts, what type of art they create, draw a picture of them and also recreated an artwork in a poster form. Some worked in a sketchbook at first and then transferred to the larger paper. This was a VERY open project, and I was really surprised and happy with how well the students did without much direction. I also got to suggest some artists for students who wanted to do something a little different.
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