TASK PartyConnect to contemporary art and have a whole lot of fun by planning a TASK party. TASK originated with New York artist Oliver Herring, who held large, public parties where participants would write art assignments for other group members to create. It’s easy to adapt this concept for the art room! Start the class before by explaining what a TASK party is. Ask students to write a few tasks that have an art component, like “become a robot” or “make a bouquet of flowers and give it to someone” on strips of paper. Pick out a limited number of supplies, like newsprint, paper bags, cardboard and paper scraps, and clear some space for kids to work. During the party, students will draw a paper strip with a task, complete the task and repeat. Read more about a sixth-grade teacher’sexperience with TASK here.