I’ve recently started making videos to record artist statements.
i use my iphone so they can see and hold the screen / i also have a flip camera
1. the kids want to make videos— it’s entertaining and makes them feel important, seen and heard2. they can see instantly through playback if their video is interesting or effective and get ideas and critique from their friends 3. they then have a desire to make it better or elaborate on their stories and develop the art of storytelling and exhiition 4. they enjoy watching other kids videos…… thus enhancing learning and communication skills within our tribe 5. i learn more because i am actively looking and thinking in a fresh way—– I witness how i’m teaching and adjust it to be more effective
http://artyowzaintern.posterous.com/city-symbols-expanded 6, i can use the videos in my blog…… making it attractive for me to do it often (i can e-mail them to my posterous blog) 7. it ‘s a reflection, art project and an artist statement all rolled up in one activity