|Mixed media reflection before preparing a formal written evaluation.|
A mixed media art reflection helped to "process" the my experience in supervising a 10-week ministry intern before writing the formal written evaluation. I chose a previously prepared background which had exposed words which complemented the unique aspects of the ministry intern. I like the words but the bright green around the words was too bright and bold as the primary background, so I toned it down by painting over with white gesso and then blue acrylic in the shape of my backyard swimming pool-which had been the setting for much of the ministry intern's summer activities. The green "grass" around the pool complemented the outdoor theme. I added mixed media elements that covered the wide range of ministry activities which the intern had participated in over the summer which helped me realize (and remember) what a tremendous help the intern had been in diverse summer ministry activities for kids, teens, and adults.
It is easier to write the official evaluation after having first created a mixed media visual reflection.
|The theme behind the reflection.|
|Experimental background was too bright for this reflection.|
|Blobs of acrylic pain in greens and yellows spread with rubber scrapers.|
|The first layers: kids in pool; washi tape art project; pulpit & Communion table (top R)|