Back to the Beginning
At the end of this 4 week journey, the students finally respond to their ocean waves. The image begins where we left last session, the mist. The soundtrack of the ocean waves acts as a guide to their final image.
Script (5 min.)
The students were asked to draw half of their face before the mindfulness and half of their face after the meditation.
Conclusions of a Month with meditation
While meditation has improved my classroom management and mood of the classroom, it has not increased students art abilities (i.e. focus). The quality of work remains the same, however the amount of participation has improved. I did not meet my original goal of enabling artistic expression. In the end I found meditation made vast improvements in my classroom experience.
I am an art teacher at Highland Springs High School. I am practicing mindfulness in the art room to see if it will help students to access their creativity and thought process. I am documenting each day of practice with my 3rd block Art II's. I hope this will be successful!.