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Looking at the Big Picture
Demonstrating Skills 3:54
What is The Goal? 2:02
Beginning With Techniques
The Importance of Technical Work 2:07
Ideas for Drawing, Painting, Textiles, and Printmaking 3:09
Working Physically and Digitally 2:23
Moving From Techniques to Concepts
Exploring Topics 2:49
Making Work Personal 1:10
Developing Ideas Further
Moving Beyond Cliche 1:41
Getting Beyond Creative Block 6:46
Critiques and Conversations
Artist Talks 2:35
Classroom Feedback 3:17
Individual Feedback 2:10
Putting It All Together
Selecting Final Works 3:16
Finalizing the Sustained Investigation 3:50
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Select advanced ideation techniques for the classroom designed to improve individual visual expression.
2 Learn to combine technical and conceptual development, helping students strengthen their AP portfolios.
3 Plan opportunities for students to reflect on their sustained investigations through classroom and individual critiques.
Art teachers who facilitate advanced placement courses know that guiding students through the development of their sustained investigation can be the most challenging aspect of the course. Join Janani Nathan as she demystifies the process by revealing how she pairs technique development with in-depth ideation.
4. Assessment Implementation
B. Supports student reflection on learning through peer feedback and self-assessment
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work
High School Art Teacher and Pro Facilitator
Janani is an art educator for a high school in Chicago as well as for a free community arts center for young people. She teaches to provide students with the resources, agency, and trust to think and create critically responding to their surroundings through drawing and painting, sculpture, and graphic design.