Students Create – Culminating task:
Select a variety of abstract and symbolic art to look at and learn about. Studying artists and artwork provides insight into different cultures, ways of thinking, social/political/personal issues and personal expression. When selecting artwork and artists, consider a diversity of artists, cultures, geography, images, art mediums (ex: photography, sculpture, painting), and time periods.
Keith Haring – “The Crowd”
Nicholas Wilton – “Stillness”
Wassily Kandinsky – “On White”
Hilma Af Klint – “The Ten Biggest, No 2”
Students created symbolic and abstract art to accompany their poems. Abstract and symbolic art is an accessible and meaningful way that provides an opportunity for students to express themselves visually.
Student artwork creations and materials were flexible, with digital creations providing an additional medium that many students enjoyed exploring and experimenting with. Student work in the sample featured used Jamboard as a creative tool for digital collage, iPad apps, and traditional art materials. This project was accomplished during COVID online learning at home.
Performance: Book Creator is a web-based online tool that enabled students to present their slam poems. They could practice and perform with the choice of video or audio recording.