Sunday, January 8, 2012

Collaborative Maps and Mazes Continue!

(See previous blog following these artists!)

These artists maintained a steady interest in collaborative work on large maps/mazes throughout the session. Not surprisingly, a majority of the students chose to create one last collaboration on the last day of class. The finished product was complex and detailed, and the descriptions given for each artist's contribution just as detailed. There was a need to narrate what was occurring in the drawing as it was being drawn. This verbal description, initially directed toward an adult who could transcribe the goings on, began to establish a communication between the artists. This imaginative discussion is encouraged in young artists and it allows for reflection and the building of vocabulary as well as the development of social skills.

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