Mara Ceccon

3rd year, Art Education Specialization

Blissful evolution
paper, sharpies
18” x 24”

As part of a class assignment dealing with visualization through data collection, Blissful evolution is a study on the artistic and social development of children from kindergarden through grade six by means of five-minute self portraits. From physical appearance to attitude, the brief drawings express more than we can imagine about a number of aspects pertaining to children and their perspective on school and their standpoint in society. Using the same tools within the same time frame at different periods of their life, children build a personal portfolio of their development through the artistic process which allows teachers to evaluate their progress and simultaneously becomes a reward when you hand them their Blissful evolution portfolio upon graduation.