Project Review: Embracing Challenges
3rd Grade Artists in Rochester, NY learn how to lean into challenges.
The Project: During the project ‘Embracing Challenges’, student artists learn about four different artists who faced mental or physical challenges and turned these challenges to their advantage. They are then tasked with creating a sculpture, but as they create they are faced with a series of challenges that they have to work through.
Ms. Lindstom teachers K-6 Art at Discovery Charter School in Rochester NY. She says, “In our room every student is an artist – from developing art to presenting it to the school.”
The students enjoyed the opportunity to work with a three-dimensional material, cardboard. I forced my students to work off from a 8 inch base. This pushed them to actually cut and break down the cardboard more to make it fit instead of just using a box/egg carton/shape how it already was.