Final Reflections

Watercolor Landscapes

What worked?

All of the collaboration with the teachers and students.
-Monica Skylas, visual arts teacher

Lots of writing in the journal.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

Collaboration between art teacher and the teaching artist.
Having the necessary resources to enhance project.
Students journaling.
-Karen Towns, 4th grade teacher

What did not work?

Having the children draw their own landscapes in the 4th grade. Although they still liked this original drawings just as well as the ones they painted.
-Monica Skylas, visual arts teacher

Not enough time in reflection. We need to schedule it more closely, not every session.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

More time possibly to create additional artwork.
-Karen Towns, 4th grade teacher

What questions do you still have?

Do we have to stay with the same identical topic for next year and how do we use the students who weren't in the proceeding class working on the new projects?
-Monica Skylas, visual arts teacher

What materials will work again?
What if we try something new?
Are there other areas the teachers want to explore?
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

How did students develop their ideas for t-shirts? What was the prior knowledge that each student must have?
-Karen Towns, 4th grade teacher

What new ideas do you have?

If color and poetry continues in 4th grade, I would like to create a more 3-D work to represent the poetry and color relationship.
More conversation with students at the end of the projects-critique perse.
-Ellen Tritschler, teaching artist

Freedom of expression words written on t-shirts
Power point presentation of students work
-Karen Towns, 4th grade teacher

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

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