Our project combines four subject areas: 110 students! Inspired by the shadow boxes of artist Joseph Cornell www.josephcornellbox.com, and using original ballads written by English 20-1, Art 10 will create watercolor landscapes, Design 10 will 3D print objects, and Graphic Design 10 will create digital illustrations of the main characters and typographic visuals of the poems. Drama students will narrate the poems; recordings will be accessible on the boxes via QR codes.
The project started on Friday. Students worked collaboratively to design concepts for their boxes and will move on to work independently to create individual components. Because poetry and the creation of art is personal, students had to engage sensitively and openly. A lesson that we see coming from this project is letting go of something that is personal and allowing it to be meaningful to others without controlling what that meaning is. We will come back together for final assembly. We are excited to see how individual ideas will form the final product and the students’ response to each other's interpretations. When completed, we will set up an interactive installation.
We are so excited about the learning process that will unfold! We overheard some of the students talking: “the teachers are really excited about this project… it’s kind of adorable.”
Jane’s main gig is to be an adventurer and learner of new things. On the side, full time, she teaches at Henry Wise Wood High School.
Diane is the Technology LL & Architecture & 3D Modeling teacher. Diane also runs the Architecture competition at AB Skills in Edmonton.
Jill (@Tootleootle) teaches Digital Media Arts, is the HS Success LL, an artist, a Bollywood dancer & has an adorable rabbit named Pancakes!