I really enjoyed art in elementary school. My art teacher 3rd-5th grade was a great teacher. She taught us a variety of artists, paintings, types of art, different eras of art and so much more. When it was art time, she would come into our classroom and bring a cart with her supplies on it. One specific project that I remember doing was when we learned about Michelangelo. She taught us that he did some of his paintings lying down. I remember thinking how interesting that was and how hard that might have been. My teacher had us tape a piece of paper under our desk. We had to lie underneath our desk and try to draw something on the paper. I was always excited on art days. This was always something that I looked forward too.
I enjoyed this project. I feel like it went very well. When our group first started we did not have a plan. Some of us just started cutting out shapes. Once we had some shapes cut, we started to make a plan. I liked having a plan better than not having a plan. The progress moved quickly. At the beginning we were slower than towards the end. After we made a plan it went faster as well. I was a follower in this project. I was willing to do whatever needed to be done. I would not change that looking back now. I think we had a good number of leaders and followers.
I thought this was a successful project. I feel like ours was pretty neat. I also believe that we fulfilled the task and that it is a strong example of radial design. I love the finished project. I also liked how well our team worked together.
Some of the benefits of working with a team on one task is: there are more people to do things, different ideas, and you can get more accomplished in a short period of time. Some of the challenges of working with a team on one task is: there are more opinions, there can be more leaders than followers, and there can be arguing about who wants to do what. I feel like students would enjoy this. I think it will help students with communication skills, art skills, fine motor skills and enjoy it all at the same time.