Students identify "fears" and figure out how to face them through art.
8 sessions; 45 minutes per session
1. SWBAT brainstorm fears, anxieties, or challenges.
2. SWBAT create and carry out a plan for representing their fear in a digital platform.
3. SWBAT reflect on their work with a rubric and artist statement.
Materials depend on the students' individual plans but most of mine used....
1. Computer with photo editing software like Photoshop
3. Digital Camera
4. Graphics tablet
-Talk about fears and show examples of artwork that tackles the subject
-Emphasize this doesn't have to be creepy, it's supposed to get students to be introspective
-The "fear" doesn't have to be a phobia, it could also be something that makes the student anxious, or a big challenge they have to face
-Students brainstorm list of fears
-Start to think of images that represent the fear
-Choose one to focus on and develop a plan that will communicate the feeling or help the student face the fear
-Get idea approved by teacher and start to carry out the plan
4. Reflect & Assess
-Write artist statement explaining and reflecting on work
-Use rubric to help self-assess