At the beginning of every year students create self portraits in the art studio.  This year they created collage self portraits.  Younger grades were given oil pastels to add facial features.  Older grades were encouraged to add 3 dimensional elements.  They did an amazing job.  These are all on display the whole year above their classroom door. 

Students in my animation senior academy (friday elective) created an original story for their final claymation.  We unfortunately ran out of time to complete it and to fine tune, but it’s still pretty amazing.  The students created everything from the backgrounds to the clay characters.