Grades 1,2,4 and 5 have started work on their W.O.W artwork. AAS Artists will tell you, that W.O.W, stands for Wonderful Original Work of Art.
After weeks of practising studio navigation, setting up their work space, exploration of various media, ways to research and generate ideas, artists are ready to demonstrate what they know and can do, by creating a final piece which they would feel proud to display in a public space.
The criteria for the W.O.W piece, is as follows:
- I have thought about it for a while and made a plan
- I spent at least three lessons on it
- I have fixed, improved, perfected it
- It looks ready to hang on the wall
- It might have been frustrating to create but I stuck with it!
- I have shown it to others for feedback
- It has enough personal meaning for me to write about it in an artist statement
- It came from my heart
- I found satisfaction and interest in creating it
- It happened through experimentation in the studio
The above criteria is expected to be fully met by Grades 4 and 5, and lower grades are specifically working on the ability to engage and persist with an idea, and work to refine a piece, to a point of completion, over a number of lessons.
We have three full lessons before the December break, so the timing is perfect. A wide variety of artworks are emerging as students make choices about subject matter, format, and art form. (Current options are painting, drawing, and collage only)
Watch this space!