We are back at school and back to creating on day one. Everyone is enthusiastic about making art and everyone is engaged in the process. That’s easy to say but it does raise some questions. What exactly does that mean? What is the process and what does engagement look like?
Below, is a rubric that not only defines the process but also provides a practical look at the activities students accomplish during each phase of the process.
The process of making art includes four phases that align with the National Standards. The phases include Inspiration, Design, Creation and Reflection. Learning and growth occurs as students work through the four phases of this art making process. For this reason, students are assessed weekly based on their engagement. The expectation is that students are fully engaged in the process daily, taking part in all activities.
The left column identifies the phases of the process. The middle column defines the phase. The right column presents the practices the students should be accomplishing for each phase.
Are You Engaged?
If you would like to learn more, here are a few links that go deeper into a few of the topics mentioned in this post...
More about Teaching for Artistic Behavior
More about Realigning the Standards
More about working with Learning Targets
The Art of South B: displaying the art from students at South Brunswick High School, NC
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
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.
Click Here to read the March SchoolArts Article, Student-Directed Answers to Five Frequently Ask Questions
Click Here to Read the April SchoolArts Magazine Article Tracking Student Progress with the Burn Book!
Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands