Final Reflections

Students were asked to express their feelings about the soft sculpture installation incorporating a color to reflect emotions.

I felt Red. It was cool that it got messed up by the elements. I wondered if it would be very muddy and messed up, it was kind of funny.

I felt green because when it rained the colors blended together and made a secondary color.

I feel red because I am angry about the installation on the tree because it fell.

I felt pink: happy because other people got to see my work and not just myself and students at my school. Now the world can see my work! Go pink!

I felt blue! I felt calm to see the project stay outside and it didn’t fall and I felt purple because I was angry and calm. The project fell and changed colors.

What worked?

Almost everything! The documentation and thinking about the process, pulling out their feelings-thinking about things.
-V. Martinez, teaching artist

What did not work?

A more direct connection with the literacy and skills in regular classroom.
Time management, keeping things moving,
-V. Martinez, teaching artist

What questions do you still have?

Pacing/time management
-V.Martinez, teaching artist

What new ideas do you have?

Concept of inquiry
Studio based art room
Shelves!!!
Post its for student critique
Different approaches for each class.
-V. Martinez, teaching artist

Year One
2011-2012
Year Two
2012-2013
Year Three
2013-2014

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