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Student Resources Page

 

This page is for students of Room 13 classes to gather resources and models of ways to present their artwork. These various types of documentation include but are not limited to: portfolio of work (website), physical portfolio of work, reflection of artistic process, outline for student-led lessons, and more.

Arts Portfolio / Tumbler (Online)

 

An online portfolio allows you to creatively display your work so lots of other people can easily see it.

 

Digital portfolios are far more common these days, and are getting more and more creative. Another advantage of a digital portfolio is that it not only demonstrates your artwork and artistic ability, but also your skill as a graphic/website designer. 

 

Similar to the physical portfolio, an artist's statement is needed with each piece of work as a small explanation/reflection on the meaning, story, or process behind the piece. 

Arts Portfolio (Offline Book Portfolio)

 

A physical real life portfolio is kind of like a portable museum of your finished work. Sometimes artists include process pictures to accompany the finished piece, but the main focus of a portfolio is showing off your completed best work.

 

A physical portfolio is nice because not only are people viewing your work, they're experiencing it as well. They'll be able to see more clearly the size, textures, and colors. 

 

An artist's statement is needed with each piece as a small explanation / reflection on the meaning, story, or process behind the piece. 

Artist Reflection (Blog)

 

The great educator John Dewey said, "We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience." 

 

Reflection is a way to really document the process of learning how to be an artist. It is the format that takes your emotions, struggles, triumphs, ideas, and process into account the most. 

 

The reflection is structured like a blog. While it calls you to organize your thoughts into different formal categories, it still gives students the freedom to allow their wandering thoughts to shed light on their development as an artist. At the end of the semester, you'll be able to look back on your posts and discern the trajectory of your growth in Room 13. 

Student-Led Lessons

 

There is a quote by Robert Heinlen that says, "When one teaches, two learn." 

 

In Room 13 EVERYONE is a teachere and EVERYONE is a learner. Sometimes there are people that really enjoy working with others or sharing a portion of their expertice. If you have a skill that you would like to share with others, but don't quite know how to organize that knowledge into a teachable experience - this is the place to help!! You can use these outlines and Ms Amy as a resource for how to structure a lesson for other people in Room 13.