I came across the #k12artchallenge today and thought that it would be a great way to bring perspective into what we do in our classroom.
Perspective is: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
- Perspective is huge when it comes to design.
- Perspective allows for feedback, reflection, thinking.
- Perspective is one item that we lose sight of when we are in the grind.
I want to bring a different perspective to my classroom and will be starting each day with a challenge from the #k12artchallenge. I know that each student’s design will be totally different than the other students. This is the perspective we want. We want students to look at others’ work and think how did they do that. To think about the work from the creator’s perspective. This brings about authentic feedback beginning conversations that can break down barriers.
Take a look at the flower I created and look at it from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. What kinds of questions would you ask if you were looking at it from an artists perspective? What questions would be asked if this was a flower in a picture book? Who would have this flower in their garden? The questions are endless. All of this from one simple flower sketch. I can’t wait to bring these into our class and to fill up our walls with this challenge. We are starting tomorrow, not just creating, but changing our perspectives, one quick sketch at a time.
Slow down today and listen, think about what others are doing and look through the eyes of a student. The perspective changes and I know my questions will change too.