Monday, August 21, 2017

Task Party

Welcome to our new school year in the art room! 

On the first day of school, we had a special art-making party called a Task Party. Artist Oliver Herring began the idea of a task party. It is a way to get people thinking creatively about how to solve a problem using random materials to complete a task.

Basically, it's a fun, collaborative way to think outside the box.
Students chose a task from our task bowl, brought it back to their table group, and either worked independently or as a group to complete the task using random materials that I provided.
Here were some of the tasks:

Make a piece of fruit.

Build a city
Build a Flower

The solutions that students created for these tasks are really unique. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ready, Set, Here we go!

I'm looking forward to another fun and creative year at J.J. Flynn! I'll be busy getting our room ready for our creative endeavors this week. Stay tuned...