This past March 3rd grade finished up their Art Madness Tournament. This year's theme was street artists. Over two days, students vote and discuss who they think the best artist is in the tournament. The first day is spent doing one half of the bracket, the second day is spent doing the other half. After each round, students are expected to discuss why they think one artist is better than another. Two classes had Banksy beating Jim Bachor in the finals, another class had Os Gemeos winning it all, and the final class had DALeast winning.
This is one of my favorite things to do all year because it’s so interesting to hear students defend the artists they like.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.