Jurying the level 1 art show #Florida

The art works from all the level 1 art classes will be on exhibit April 20 – May 19 at the Arthaus. Watch this space for an informational graphic when it becomes available. Right now the last of the Florida theme projects are coming out of the glaze kiln. This week ceramics students will work in pairs to select the pieces that will be sent to the exhibit. They will use the worksheet below to evaluate and score the selected pieces.

After last year’s activity to select the artworks, I reflected on how to encourage the jurors stakeholders in the process. I want them to consider the artistic behaviors they have been practicing while building their own artwork such as communication, planning, originality, craftsmanship. My objective is that the students in the juror role contemplate all the steps of creating these pieces, and recognize that the most successful artworks are not always the ones that are the most clever but ones that communicate a clear idea, shows mastery of the elements of art, or confident use of material and techniques.

This Juror’s worksheet was modified from Mrs. Christine Colby’s worksheet that her AP students use as a peer “mock scoring activity” for the 3-D AP breadth section. Christine teaches ceramics and 3-D studio art, she shared the lesson with other high school art teachers at an AP art teachers’ workshop held February 17, at the Arthaus.

The following artworks are the ones selected for the exhibitions. Congratulations to all the ceramics 1 students on your diverse ideas, interpretations and hard work.