|Not sure what the sculpture is supposed to be.|
|Cows and a tombstone?|
The presentation is on art parties - and while I mention things like a dirty Santa party at Christmas or our end-of-the-year picnic (complete with watercolor waterguns and tempera Twister), the focus of the presentation is on TASK.
|Our TASK box|
|NAHS students interpret Munch|
Instead of having students make up tasks, I create a list of several hundred. This way, I know all of the tasks will be appropriate, safe, and not hurt anyone's feelings. I do have some tasks that are "create 5 tasks for the TASK box."
|A student's take on van Gogh|
|This cow was in an armor commercial during the 2012 TASK party.|
|My mannequin got a head and a fashionable new dress.|
|The hall will be trashed by the time we are done.|
To clean up, we rinse out brushes, put away the supplies, and grab any art that is exceptionally cool to hang up in the art rooms. Then we pull down the brown paper, roll it up, and take it to the dumpster.
|The supply table gets messy by the end of the event.|
|Students wind up wearing all kinds of strange things.|
Keep in mind, this one was designed for adults.
TASK is a lot of work, but a lot of fun, and it's great letting the students create without rubrics, assignments, or grades. I hope my presentation will encourage other educators to try TASK with their kids!
|I miss my former students!|