Standardized Testing week begins for my school next week and lasts for five days. I’m already feeling bad for the students who will spend at least 1/2 the school day bent over a test. I know when they come to Art they will be fidgety, agitated, and stir-crazy. As such, I want assignments that are engaging, have a high-success rate, and can be completed while students engage in chit-chat.
I came across the artwork of folk artist Jeannete Carlstrom earlier this school year. When I saw her artwork I thought: “OH! I have GOT to do something inspired by this with my students; they will love this!” Normally, I would reproduce an image Ms. Carlstrom’s work here, but as a current selling artist, I want to respect her work and copyrights. You should visit her link and check out her great work.
I was especially inspired by the Carlstrom’s artwork entitled, “Home in the Hills.” The work features quirky lines, whismy houses, and a killer composition. I made a pictorial, process-guide for my students to follow since I know their ability to listen to me will well be fried after four-plus hours of testing.
I will be sure to share the completed works with you.