Skills for the future and Mummy joy.
October 21, 2012
This weekend 14 year old has been putting the final touches on her year 8 major art project.
Part of being at a school that focuses on the visual arts is that the school can indulge in a few quirky assessments.
For this project students from year 8 to year 10 are given about 8 months to complete an HSC style ‘self directed’ piece of art. The time frame and the open-endedness of the project means the students learn lots of things about time management, focus, and exploration.
Having one idea that develops over months is very confronting for a generation used to instant-ness, but she has done so well.
I remember how stressful it was doing 2 major works for the HSC (all those years ago), especially for my Mum….
….I am hoping that the 3 years of practise prior to the real deal will all be as enjoyable for both of us.
More photos to follow.