This group agreed to work with me on developing a new way of doing art club. Instead of having specific assignments, the art room became an open studio. Students were allowed to choose what they wanted to work on and what materials they wanted to use. There were two rules. You have to work--no goofing off, and you have to clean up your mess. Here are my findings. While some chose to develop their skills, others experimented with different mediums and explored new techniques. The students encouraged and inspired each other. They were consistently engaged and involved. When I asked for feedback, everyone agreed they loved it. I appreciate their willingness to participate and look forward to implementing this plan with art club next year.
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