These are interactive projects that students enjoy doing. With our partners in the e-twinning project called ISLANDS; we aimed to use a proposal from Nigel Meager’s book “Creativity and Culture: Art Projects for Primary Schools”. To do this, we organized online meetings throughout the year to use the cultural characteristics of society as a bond that gives context to arts and crafts activities using STEM Art.
In this paragraph, I will discuss the steps of our project. First of all, in the ISLANDS project, our students created imaginary islands. In addition, our students, who worked individually online, created project logos and posters. Second, the students designed the map, flag, and the money of their islands. In conclusion, they formed three-dimensional products of history, touristic geographical features, news from their islands, festivals, styles, and dishes.
Duration: 8 months
Lesson Hours: 1 Lesson hour every week
During the project, we had different goals.
First of all, the students defined the features of the fictitious islands verbally and written using STEM Art. They explained their personal ideas, actions, and situations using visual language. On the other hand, they created enjoyable plastic products as a result of the creative process. And, they used bibliographic resources, media, and the internet to plan and organize creative processes by expressing through art in interpersonal relationships.
Finally, they imagined, drew, and worked with different materials, resources, and techniques.Continue reading