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Covid-19 as Poison Frogs

September 3, 2020 by Student Jess P. Avatar

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Learning Targets

  • Creativity
  • Interpretation

Driving Question: How might I grow my creativity during the COVID-19 crisis through exploring the science of creativity and innovation and experimenting with art?

What were your goals for this module? How did you achieve them?

For this module, my intention was to have fun with painting and expand my skills by painting something I like: Frogs. I am really fascinated with poisonous frogs, not only because of how beautiful they are but also because of the interesting way they repel predators. I found these types of frogs have an effective metaphor for the current pandemic we are experiencing and chose to showcase that analogy through this project.

What did you learn about yourself or about your creative process or about your medium?

I discovered a new passion for painting: I have always been interested in the medium but not had enough creative confidence to try it out. Being able to work on my painting skills through a project with so much creative freedom was a great way for me to discover and enhance my own skills.