Today, we played TASK. Task is an improv event with a very simple structure. There are two simple rules: to write down a task on a piece of paper and put it in the designated “TASK bin.” The second rule is to pull a task from that bin and interpret it any way he or she wants. Students use what is available on the supply table in the art room, such as masking tape, stickers, paper, markers, and whatever else I could get my hands on at SCRAP. When a student finishes a task, they write a new task, pull a new task, and so forth. The open-ended, participatory structure of TASK creates almost unlimited opportunities for students to interact with one another and their classroom. TASK is a structure for students to express and test their ideas without failure or success (TASK is what it is). Here are a few photos of the event. To learn more about TASK and the artist who conceived the idea, click here.