I want my students to know that there are all kinds of art careers that are out there. I designed this project as a way for students to familiarize themselves with art careers and also a culmination of skills from elementary school.
After learning about various art careers, each student had to fill out a fill out a project proposal sheet. They designed their own project around a specific art career. I wanted my students to have as much input as possible for this project. At the same time, I wanted to make sure each student planned a complex enough project for it to take 5-6 art classes. I reviewed each proposal, made notes for the students, then let them get to work the next class.
Even with almost every single student doing something entirely different, I was impressed by how smoothly the project ran. The first week was a bit of a struggle helping each student get started with different materials, but the following classes were incredibly smooth. I only wish I had started the project a week or two earlier. We wound up running out of school year before some kids were able to finish.
|A purse made for a little sister.|
|Painting of birch trees using watercolor and colored pencil.|
|House model using various papers. Check out the amazing level of detail on the inside!|
|Baseball team logo redesign.|
|A fashion line by a very talented girl.|
|Fashion design - small model.|
|Personal art museum using miniatures of art he did this year.|
|Horse sculpture made from sticks. Wow.|
|Video game cover design.|
|Watercolor and tempera painting.|
|Students creating clothing samples.|
|Writing a game program using characters he developed!|
|Everyone was super busy with their projects.|
I didn't write a true lesson plan for this project due to the fact that it was different for every student. If you want to give this project a try, using the project proposal form with your students would be helpful.