Speaking of getting back into the groove, I wanted to share with you my first day lesson for graphic design. Instead of giving my course expectations or rules on the first day, I like to do an art exercise to get the creative juices flowing. Students were tasked with emulating a story or fairytale in the simplest manner possible, using only cut paper. This exercise took only one class period, and here are a few really stellar examples.
I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.