Each semester at Polaris concludes with an exhibition of student art. The exhibition is a way to advocate for art and educate parents, teachers, and administrators about the process of making art.
Exhibitions prepared by Colorado State University art education students include:
Lesson and unit descriptions that help the viewer to understand the concepts and process that went into making student art. This offers the opportunity to understand the depth of learning involved in making the art.
Art vocabulary and vocabulary of other disciplines when the art lesson is integrated with math, science, or social studies, etc.
State visual arts standards (and other subject standards integrated with the lesson) to show alignment, purpose and rigor.
Sketchbooks, models, and ideation sheets that demonstrate how students envision and plan to begin and continue through the art making process.
Images of students experimenting and creating throughout the art making process. These images are accompanied by quotes from students that reveal meaning in the art making process.
Gallery activities are developed for Polaris students; allowing them to explore and interact with artwork created by their peers.
Exhibitions are opportunities to educate and advocate. Click on an image below to see documentation (PowerPoint) from previous Polaris art exhibits.
Newsletters are another way to inform parents and administrators of students’ art experiences throughout the school year. Additionally, a newsletter allows the art educator to assess students in another format, assess teaching, and evaluate the art program.
Colorado State University art education students create newsletters at the conclusion of each semester at Polaris. These newsletters include:
- overview of unit
- description and objectives of each lesson
- key concepts and enduring understanding
- alignment of learning to standards
- materials and processes explored
- appropriate images to demonstrate learning
Click on the image below to view an example of a newsletter: