Last week we were fortunate enough to welcome the art studio 4Cats to 6RJ. Or class parents organized for three instructors to come to Mulgrave and assist in creating our gala project. The project is inspired by Van Gogh’s sunflower painting. The students each had the opportunity to paint one flower for a total of 21. It turned out amazing! Thanks so much to the Catherine Roseman who came to me with the idea and spearheaded the project. Good luck at the auction.
At the beginning of the week students in grade 6 were given an assignment called Artistic Impressions. Their task was create 2 pieces of work using in connection with the novels “The Woods Runner or Fever.” The first piece was to create draw a scene from the book that, in their view, made a strong connection to the central idea: Struggle and conflict can motivate artistic expression.
Once completed, their next task was to write a well structured and articulated paragraph explaining how this scene from the book made connections to the central idea. The students then generated an assessment rubric with criteria they felt was appropriate for assessment. It was an interesting experience and one that gave them some insight into what goes into creating assessment rubrics.
Io look forward to seeing the final product. Stay tuned for a post that sums up their work