What's that mean, hybriding it? Well, that's how students are taking art... through the hybrid model. What's that you ask? Let me explain.
Approximately one third of the student body comes to school on Monday and Tuesday. Then they work virutal the rest of the week. On Thursday and Friday, another one third of the students come to school. They work virtual the other days. Then, there is one third of the students who don't come to school at all. They are 100% virtual. Sound confusing? It's not too bad. If you want confusing, let me tell you about the attendance policy, lol.
To be honest, it hasn't been easy for students or teachers, but we are making it work. And making art! And that is what this post is about. To showcase some of the fantastic art that the students are making at school and at home, whether they are in group A, group B, or 100% virtual.
The two pieces above were both from the same unit titled, Artist are Inspired by Art. The objective of the unit was to find an artwork that inspires you to create art and then create your own unique piece.
The three works above were all created for the same unit theme titled, Relationships. This unit task the student with creating a work of art based on a relationship. As you can see there were many different takes on this theme.
These two works above are both explorations completed by our AP students. In the first work, the student was experimenting with creating art on bread. The second work was an exploration of Photoshop, the app she will be using to create the art for her portfolio.
With so many students working in so many ways, in such different conditions, with such different materials and resources, its encouraging to see so much individualized, successful works of art.
Here at The Art of South Brunswick High School, NC, we incorporate the Teaching for Artistic Behavior or TAB philosophy in our classroom. TAB states that the student is the artist and the art room is their studio.
We believe students should be involved in the entire artistic process including designing, creating, and reflecting on their work.
It is our job as teachers to present ideas and concepts, demonstrate techniques and materials, and encourage and support our students to create and produce works of art at the highest level.
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Art of South B
The Visual Arts Dept. at SBHS is like no other program in the state. Learn more, watch the Intro to South B video.
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Make Artists Podcast
with your host Ian Sands the choice based, student directed, Teaching for Artist Behavior, high school art teacher and stuff and things... but mostly stuff.
Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
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Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands