What if there was an art room with No Projects?
No Lesson Plans
No Sketchbook Assignments
What if there was a classroom where Students Decided what they would create?
and picked the standard and learning target
and determined the size and scope
and set their own deadlines
What if students could Decide the Medium?
like oil paint,
What if students decided which Techniques they wanted to learn?
Without a Rubric...
What if there was a classroom
where students were allowed to experiment,
and to play
And fail, and fail, and fail
In a TAB classroom, these are Realities!
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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