Student teaching internationally has been a great experience thus far and has allowed me to understand Australia’s school and community culture. I want to introduce a project to high school students in Australia and to my High school students in Wisconsin that would give then the opportunity to meet and collaborate with one another. Here is the idea I came up with: Artist Trading Cards. This would give students at opposite ends of the globe to interact and communicate with one another. It would give them the chance to learn about one another and show their drawing skills. This also gave students a chance to have an art object made for them from a student their age.
Students created artist trading cards that demonstrated their understanding of foreshortening, and color to create a miniature work of art that represented themselves. Students learned how to correctly draw foreshortening as well as the meanings behind color. Twelfth graders from Wisconsin created these works to trade with the eleventh graders in Australia. Students added characteristics which described themselves to the back of the cards as well as contact info if desired. Check them out the finish works look quite amazing!