My students are average 7th and 8th graders who go to a local public school where the arts are not always a budgetary priority. They are creative, bright, and engaged students. They love to problem solve, participate and share their ideas. I love to provide them with new experiences to help them love learning and creating!
My students are kind and empathetic towards the needs of others.
They have come up with many great ideas on how to encourage our school community. They have made mugs for teachers, written encouraging notes to peers, and they have advocated for social justice issues. I firmly believe that the future is bright having these future leaders in the world!
My art students will be learning how soft circuits work in an engaging STEAM-focused co-taught art project. First students will brainstorm their art piece and practice learning the basics of circuits using copper tape and paper. Students will then design wearable art projects using colored felt, lights and embroidery thread. Students will need to figure out how to make their lights turn on and off as they create their wearable art. Using small cell batteries, conductive thread, and LED lights, students will learn the basics of circuitry as they artfully incorporate their circuits into their electrical engineering art projects.
Students will learn how to problem-solve, think creatively, and get hands-on practice using circuits as they create their artwork.
This will be a co-taught innovation and art lesson with two teachers assisting and helping students be successful. Creating innovative artwork will be an engaging and memorable project for students as the elements of art are incorporated in a hands-on STEAM lesson.
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