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The Secret Benefits of Make-Up Art Days: AME 151

As art teachers we have BIG goals for our art programs. Extensive year-long themes and curriculums require many class sessions to complete. And the more classes a project requires, the more likely it is that kids will fall behind. And that means a portfolio of unfinished work.

One of the most effective ways to tackle unfinished work is to schedule a make-up art day for your students. Not only are they helpful in building the confidence level of your young artists but they’ll have more finished art to choose from for your annual art show. It’s a win-win!

Why you should schedule a Make-up day:

1. Students can select which project means the most to them

2. Students feel a sense of accomplishment

3. Portfolios reflect the full body of work the student has created

4. More projects to select from for the art show

HOW:

1. Set up your space to reflect how students will move through their projects.

2. Pull our portfolios and lay on table

3. Determine the projects that have the most unfinished work

4. Set up individual tables with the supplies to work on those projects

5. Allow children to move from table to table

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How to Prepare for a School Art Show: AME 148

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  • David

    I’m in my second year of teaching art and this is something I started to implement this year. It has changed the work ethic in my classroom, especially for my older (4th and 5th grade) students! I scheduled a make-up art day twice a quarter this year and knowing they will have a chance to finish has prevented my students from trying to rush through a project and “scribble” just for the sake of covering the paper.
    If we get to a make-up day and I have a student or two who don’t have any projects to make-up, I give them a “creative freedom” day. This is an opportunity for the student to create an original piece of art from their own imagination, outside of my instruction (their piece is also put into consideration for our end of the year art show).
    This has worked so well for my students and I highly encourage others to do this, with you! 🙂

    -Nicole

    • Hannah

      Yes Nicole!! It works wonders for all students no matter what stage they are in with their portfolios. “Creative Freedom” day in the best!!

      Thank you for sharing 💖

      -Hannah (Team Sparkle)

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