How lucky we are that inspiration can come from everywhere.

This lesson idea was sparked by a personal experience that I had with a very special fortune cookie from nearly 20 years ago.  I shared the story with my students and let each of them choose six fortune cookies from a giant bagO’cookies… and then waited to see what showed up. Their challenge was to use their cookies as inspiration for a sketchbook page.

I think that a fortune cookie is a pretty good metaphor for developing an idea: Choose it. Open it up. Think about it. Munch on it. Take it in. Digest.   mmm

And as for my students, I am reminded again and again…

:-) Everyone agrees that you are the best. :-)

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a five-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also the 2017 National Secondary Art Teacher of the Year and the 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year.
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