In this project, student artists learn about artists who faced mental or physical challenges and turned these challenges to their advantage. Students are tasked with creating a sculpture, but as they create they are faced with a series of challenges that they have to work through.
A note that the Doodles Academy curriculum encourages a growth mindset by focusing on process over product: projects are designed to allow students to tell their own stories and individualize art projects. This creates a more engaging and more challenging environment where students learn to solve their own problems rather than copying a model.
A typical day in the project:
Students watch a video giving them context and demonstrations.
Students receive instructions and work on their art independently.
-Guardians will receive emails detailing concepts they can discuss with their children.
-After the final lesson, students will submit a photo of their artwork and an artist statement.
- Tempera paint in red, blue, yellow, white, and black
- White glue
- Optional: tacky glue
- Optional: hot glue (they make ‘cool’ hot glue guns)
- Cardboard & small recyclables (e.g., cereal boxes, tubes, corks, etc)
- 6″ square cardboard base (rather thick so it is strong enough to support materials on top).
- Gridded paper (this can be handmade or printed out)
- Printer paper, folded into a book