Due: Thursday, November 14
Using a photocopy of a full-page "feather" shape that you can get it in the Art Fellows classroom, create an artistic design that incorporates writing about what you are thankful for. The lettering should be artistic and part of the overall design (Think of this as a finished, high-quality artwork, though, not just writing.).
Materials: Any (your choice)
Show off your skills.
These designs will be part of a display in the main lobby.
(This is due the day you get back to class after the long weekend.)
Context (From the BHS Mental Health Team):
“The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the past (retrieving positive memories and being thankful for elements of childhood or past blessings), the present (not taking good fortune for granted as it comes), and the future (maintaining a hopeful and optimistic attitude). Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone's gratitude, it's a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further. (Harvard Health Publishing, Healthbeat 2019).”
We are asking you to take some time to think about something you are grateful for. Please write a sentence or word that expresses what you are grateful for on the feathers (Art students: then design an artwork that incorporates those words.). These feathers will be displayed in the main hallway. You do not need to write you name on the feathers. Thank you for taking time to think about gratitude and participate in our gratitude exercise.