Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mural Production

Last week:

Tuesday at ArtWorks we blogged using the Smart Board. Then we split up into our groups responsible for the chosen Mural designs. We then started to finalize our designs by creating a practice drawing the same size as the mural.

Thursday we worked with Ms Trammel on our career coaching and learned how to write resumes.

Saturday we split up into our groups to get things accomplished so we can get done with painting our boards. We also started transferring our designs onto the Mural board.

This week:

We will be blogging about our reflections from last week. We will be working in groups to paint each of the panels. We will delegate responsibilities with the group. We will develop details of the design. We will also finished our resume with Ms Trammel and participate in career coaching.

Ashley, "Building this Mural is fun, and sharing our ideas with one another helps us with our communication. Nobody is perfect, we may get frustrated and also mad but we all work through it and try to get the job done with encouraging words. "

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More pictures :)

Team works on the 'You Belong' Mural

Apprentices step back to see their final sketch of the 'Be Free' mural.

Apprentices work with an artist volunteer and receive feedback on their work

Apprentices work diligently to create a finalized drawing for the 'You Belong' Mural

Apprentices blog about the weekly activities and the 21st century employability skills they are learning.

Pictures Of Apprentices In Action!

One Saturday apprentice Artists work on their Poster Presentations of there Mural Designs.

After Apprentices pitched their designs, Teams began to finalize drawings.

Apprentice Artists heard from presenters about the effects of gangs, drugs, and violence

Apprentice Artists Brainstorm lists of reasons people become involved with drug activities

Apprentice Artists practice there painting skills by creating an original work, some painting for the first time.

Week 5 Review

Last week:
- 360 Degree feedback
- Evaluation of work performance
- Present and “Pitch” mural designs to the “Customers”
- Reworked the chosen designs to reflect the customers’ wishes.
- Completed our Goal setting sheets with Ms. Meghan
- Worked in teams to execute the panel designs.
- Primed boards for painting.
- Problem solved the order of items painted
- Transferred designs to the panels.
- Chose the colors we will use in the Murals

21st century skills: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Problem solving, Communication, Self-Direction, Criticism and Feedback

Quotes from Team members:

Anthony: “Every week the team is together we are getting closer together. I hope that the team will be very successful at the end of the program.”

Towanda, “During this program I have learned about criticism and feedback because when someone give you feed back you learn how to do something better.”

Ashley, “I learned working in groups is better than working individually because you can get the work done faster plus everyone shares ideas.”

Hakeem and Malcolm Feedback on the day they pitched their designs to the customer:

When we presented our mural designs to our customers, I think we did a good job. Honestly, I think I could have prepared myself mentally to do better on the presentations. I can’t speak for anybody else but I was very nervous, but some how when I got up to present the design, I worked on all the butterflies went away. I really didn’t know what to say but I am glad I pulled through it.
-Hakeem Walker

The thing was that I was very terrified that I had to present the poster, because it was people that were very important. I had to step my game up and I put all my fears to the side and brought up my confidence and showed how I felt about the design we created.
- Malcolm Curtis

During this Week we will:

- Receive brief informal feed back about our job performance.
- Work in teams to paint each mural.
- Problem solve the order of items to be painted.
- Delegate responsibilities to team members.
- Learn how to use the smart board to blog.
- Thursday we will participate in career coaching through Ms Trammel at Project Excel