Target 1. Student-Centered Learning – FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.
Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.
Indicator of Success – Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
High School students in Emily Garland’s Painting class at BFA decided to make special handcrafted gifts this holiday season. The class has enjoyed extended experiences with a variety of artistic painting techniques throughout the year. Students were challenged in this most recent project to design and paint silk scarves.
Most of the students decided to paint a personal image and create a one-of-a-kind silk scarf to give as a gift for a family member or friend.
However, these young artists soon realized they had become very attached to their artwork, making it difficult to imagine parting with their intended gifts.
After discussion, the class decided that they would each paint two silk scarves – one to give and one to keep!
“There is some really interesting artistic growth happening in this class – it is exciting to see!”, shared BFA Art Teacher Emily Garland.
The class loved developing their own creative works of art! They were so pleased with their completed pieces. And students were especially happy to keep one silk scarf for themselves to enjoy long after the holidays are over!