All Fun and Games in Art Class

By: Vicki Schmidt Last Updated: May 28, 2009

Eighth grade art students developed, designed, and created original board games in art class. The students completed the project by using many skills including design, layout, production, and communication. Working in groups, each produced a completely playable work of art. For one whole class period the groups traded their games and gave peer evaluations of every game they played.

McCaul Sawina noted one particular difference with this project, "Usually when we do art, it's for ourselves. It's very individual, but this time we really had to think about our audience." For some students, that was quite a challenge. Stephanie Krol thought "this was a new way to share the creative process with others and let all their personalities really come out in the game."