3D Classes...by this point, you should have a good start on gathering magazine images, words, letters, colors for your 'Inspiration Cube.' Here are some things to consider;
Remember that the 'Inspiration Cube' is your first project, and will be a jumping point to more works based on who you are as a person and artist...what YOUR interests are....what inspires YOU. So use your class time wisely between working on sketch assignments and this first project- remember, you manage your class time so that you can be most effective on any given day...and so that you can enjoy what you are doing.
If at any time you need to discuss your project evolving into another direction...into some other form or media please talk with me. I am here for you, to help guide you to create the work that YOU envision :)
This is my third year at LWHS, and I'm not gonna lie- I kinda love it! No joke, I love my students, my classroom, my colleagues- I just love it!
I have been working on my room bit by bit over my time there and I really feel like I have made progress. It's not 100% organized, but definitely getting there. Don't BEElieve me? Check out this blog post from my first teacher work days in the new space;
But I couldn't fathom just throwing it away. It's old, but some REALLY great stuff. So I had the idea to set up a big display of all of the art in the back half of my classroom. I decided to use the back half that way I could leave it up as long as possible, knowing it wouldn't interfere with any projects I had going on to get ready for the new school year, and even into the first week.
I made a flier basically saying 'free art' available...oh, but I DID mention to keep me in mind during the year with extra pencils, newspaper, paper towels, etc. (hey, I have 200+ kids to look out for and no budget!) My principal forwarded it to the staff, I even spoke up at the faculty meeting...and slowly but surely the teachers started trickling in!
No one left empty handed. Some only took a few pieces, some took piles of work, some made multiple trips...some even came back with their teacher friends! The teachers had a little help getting their classrooms ready, we made the school more visually exciting for our students, and I got a chance to get the teachers in my room, advocate for art, talk collaborations and let them know what types of items I needed donated.
Oh, and I got all of that old art outta my room! I love a win-win!
When I was sitting at my desk during the workdays I thought, 'well- it's pretty ready for the first day as-is.' I could have just left it but I just wasn't...I don't know....EXCITED.
I need to feel excited about my space so that I can pass that feeling on to my students. So, I went to the local teacher supply store during my lunch and invested in some new letters and border...which then inspired me to make some new signs, etc...and now I gotta say- definitely feeling more excited about this space. And that is important- not only for my students but for me...after all, I will be spending 8-10 hours of my weekdays in here!
CLASSROOM TOUR, 2016-2017