I have background experience in museum education and leading workshops. I have always been interested in teaching and providing lessons that can fit for any classroom. Taking my prior experience I wanted to create lessons and/or workshops that are adaptable to any setting or location. In the current time of COVID-19, I decided to base my Thesis on creating flexible lessons that can be shared and taught in different spaces. I wanted to combine museum and classroom education experiences to create lessons and activities that are adaptable and flexible.
To do this, I researched the most common items found in households. From there, I began to create potential activities and create prototypes. Creating a prototype helped me develop the lesson plan because I was able to get first-hand experience of the activity. For user reference, I added three artist’s work as a reference. One artist was a person of color, a female artist, and a well-known artist. Then I added some art vocabulary words in the lesson and created the step-by-step instructions. To test the lessons I distributed the worksheets to friends and classmates and asked for their thoughts and feedback. After receiving their recommendations I made tweaks and adjustments to complete each activity. My final Thesis became three workshops for ages six and up. I have included examples of artwork made by participants in response to my lessons.