Southwest High School _ Cecily Spano _ 4.0  hours

Today I connected with Cecily Spano at MPS Southwest High School and was able to start my placement doing some observation of a couple of her classes in the afternoon as well as connecting with the art club that meets in her room after the last bell. High school kids can just whip their phones out now! It was actually really cool to see a lot of them use their technology, it wasn't a distraction at all, most were using their phones to find reference pictures for their own sketchbook work/doing some basic photography projects. Mrs. Spano also occasionally opens up her classroom on Saturdays for some open studio time for her students which I'm excited to participate in. The students are really interested in comics and illustration so I feel like I could put together a project they'd enjoy.