Ugh. The downside to teaching art is you always have those 1 or 2 students (or 3, 4, etc) who, even though they are aware that their assigned project has requirements, they want to argue with the teacher on how that since “this is an art class”, they think that they don’t have to follow the project requirements and that they’re being “creative”.
"I thought we could do what we want…"
(I do review the grading rubric with the entire class…I know most of them don’t really absorb the information, and I’ve tried several ways to review rubric so they understand it.)
I try to explain to them that in the real world, if you’re boss gives you an assignment, you’ll need to follow the rules and you just can’t do what you want.
And then I get the retort, “But this is school.”….*sigh*
And so they wonder why their project was graded down…Art teacher life?