Welcome to Mrs. Lee's
This is a choice based classroom.
Choice based art learning or Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a nationally recognized art education approach to teaching art
In a TAB Studio...
Students are regarded as artists.Students learn about art and the art world by assuming the role of artist and their own learning. They practice coming up with art problems to solve, asking questions and seeing possibilities in the world around them. Students learn to persevere through difficulties as well as to trust themselves and their own judgment while simultaneously becoming self-directed, and organized.
Students choose what to work on.Students learn best and work harder when they are excited by what they are working on. And when they design their own work, they understand why they are doing what they are doing and engage much more deeply with their learning.
Classes begin with a short demonstration or a discussion to inspire new ideas.Students participate in the day’s demonstration. Some follow the teacher’s lead and try the new idea. Others observe the demonstration, filing the information away for when they need it, and then work on an idea that they came to class with or continue to work on a piece from another class period. Still others experiment with materials to see what ideas they will lead to.