It’s that time of year, when we work on our Bi-annual Assessment drawings, to see how our skills have improved over the year. At least 2/3 of all classes at Conant have finished the assessment drawings this year. In previous years, these have been referred to as ‘Portfolio Drawing‘, but I’m calling them ‘Bi-annual Assessment drawings’, because I think that makes it a bit clearer exactly what they are for.
At the beginning and end of each school year, each student is asked to complete a set of four drawings in a 45 minute art period (or 30 minutes for K). These drawings include, a person, an animal, a building, and a machine. The drawings are done just in pencil, and should represent a student’s best work at the time.
Besides seeing how a student’s drawing skills have progressed, it is always fun to see each student’s interests, when they pick their person, animal, building, and machine.
6th graders will take this set of drawings home during the last week of school, so be sure to keep an eye out, so you can see the progression.