Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Completed Mixed Media Portrait Series

The mixed media students are still getting acclimated to the language. For the final portrait series reflection the students were to reflect on the original two habits that they addressed during the in-progress ink reflection, although they were to discuss them based on the completed pieces. Students were to then choose two additional, different habits to reflect on. I found that many of the students were still addressing the frustrations with the ink in the Develop Craft and Engage & Persist areas. I have yet to analyze all reflections more closely to determine any similarities/differences/overlap with reflecting on habits a second time and/or any trends with the additional two (or more) habits students chose for reflection. Some of the finished portrait series and the habits (in the order each student reflected on them):

Envision, Reflect:Evaluate, Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Observe, Stretch & Explore, Understand Art World (Lauren references her father, who is a watercolor painter, in this habit)

Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Stretch & Explore

Envision, Stretch & Explore, Express, Develop Craft

Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Stretch & Explore, Reflect: Question & Explain and Evaluate

Stretch & Explore, Develop Craft, Express, Engage & Persist

1 comment:

  1. These portraits are so beautiful. I know when I talked to you about this work I thought that this assignment was something you had done with your students previously. You told me this was the first time you had done this assignment with your students. I'm curious what you thought of the process. Did the student work go beyond what you had envisioned? Did the students identify which habits they were using on their own or did you identify the habits?