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Artistic Moments & Creativity, Please…

This is a weird post from me. No apology, it’s where I’m at right now. My Educator Evaluation Teachpoint file is complete.  I have submitted evidence and pondered over reflections. I have evaluated my students’ summative assessments against their formative assessments. My students’ grades are almost all entered into the computer. I could go on.

My left brain is exhausted, my right brain is screaming for attention. I know this because as my art club completed a recent project, I almost forgot to look at each piece as a whole, and instead got lost in the creative, artistic moments of exploration, discovery, and risk-taking within their work.

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The projects were in response to posters the art club had completed for a Kentucky-Derby themed event hosted by our local men’s club. The posters were executed using the old-school technology of an overhead projector and they came out great. I’ll write about that another time.

Kentucky Derby posters for the Upton Men's Club

Kentucky Derby posters for the Upton Men’s Club

As the fifth and sixth grade art club and I reflected on the project at the next meeting, they expressed a desire to create “horse” posters without the stress of worrying about a finished project. And they made these:

Grace B

Grace B

Sam D

Sam D

Lorenzo

Lorenzo C

Angelo G

Angelo G.

Jason L

Jason L

Jake R

Jake R

Allison C

Allison C

Emmerson F

Emmerson F

Amanda F

Amanda F

 

Sophia P

Sophia P

Chloe T

Chloe T

Jess M

Jessica M

Erin T

Erin T

Wow! This is the project I was referring to at the start of this post. As I put the posters in a pile once they had dried, I couldn’t help photographing the artistic moments that caught my eye. Often as small as a business card, I see these sections as full paintings in and of themselves. Together, they created a feast for my right brain.

Artistic Moments

Artistic Moments

These artistic moments will hold me over until summer. After a full school year of facilitating hundreds of students in art making, creativity, and expression, this art educator has a desperate need to make art. Summer is coming. My right brain is excited.

Here are the artistic moments separately:

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Moment16

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Moment12

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Moment10

Moment8

 

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