A place to see what is happening in Fine Arts at Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Is it a Cheetah?

One of my favorite essays about giftedness and gifted education is the classic Is it a Cheetah, by Stephanie Tolan (see link above). She compares gifted children to cheetahs, using a poignant metaphor. RMS students recently adopted the cheetah as their school mascot, and have explored this metaphor through their art, in a Wednesday Workshop format (see next post for further description of WW’s). During a two hour studio session, students employed the cheetah as their subject, while creating paintings, collages, clay sculpture, stencils, drawings and ceramic tiles. The conversation was engaging, and the results a welcome addition to our hall art display; Are you a cheetah?

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