Franklin Middle School - Melodee Strong - 4.5 hrs
This week I helped Melodee with prep and some install for their "Best at Franklin" exhibition at Homewood Studios! Melodee has been planing to showcase the best work made at Franklin for a few weeks now and it was very exciting to see everything come together! Since I was helping her set up the remainder of the show after class at 4pm I arrived at Franklin a little later than usual with her permission, . I walked into Melodee's Art class at 2:30pm and helped the remaining two periods with their Piñata assignment due next Thursday. After the last class was dismissed we gathered our things and left for Homewood Studios to put the final touches on the exhibition.
We arrive around 4:20pm and had until 5pm to get everything ready for the reception. I helped Melodee install the last pieces . I also helped install a few didactics and place silver stars next to those who received votes from a judge panel a few days prior to the reception. After 5pm I got to see Franklin faculty, staff, students and parents look at the work in awe and amazement. I find Melodee's willingness to exhibit student's work in a professional space and in a professional manner inspiring and motivating. No one asked her to take on this responsibility but she wanted to show her student's that their input is taken note of and matters. The panel of judges came to pick their favorites a few days prior to the reception and the ones with the most votes received gifts donated by MCAD, Franklin Middle school, and Blick Art Supplies.
Next week I'll be teaching my lesson plan at Franklin! I have decided to do a self-portrait project where each student re-creates themselves with cut pieces of colored paper. I'll be sure to write about and include pictures in next week's post!