I met with my students this afternoon to discuss the art show. So far, about
seven students have signed up to help put it together. They came up with
some good ideas so far: We are going to make trees, different themed trees, like
a Picasso tree, a Frida Kahlo tree, a Van Gogh tree... From those trees, we
will hang the work. Originally we were going to paint them on large butcher
paper and then mount on the walls of the cafeteria, but then I got the idea to
ask Home Depot if they would donate some thin wood. If so, I'm thinking
about cutting the trees out of the wood and having the kids paint them. This way,
they will be nice and sturdy and we could really hang things from them. I
plan on asking Home Depot this week...we'll see.
The kids want to dress up like servers and serve cheese and brownies. Ha!
Since the theme of the show is kind of a multicultural theme, they talked about
dressing up like different countries...but maybe they could each be an
artist? This might be a bit much though...we need to consider time and money and
what is truly doable.
As for rewards, they want some type of judging...not sure how I feel about
it. They suggested having ribbons for all entries but maybe having a "Most
Creative" or categories like that. I don't know yet.
I'm kind of excited because I think that it has the potential to be pretty
cool. Next week the kids are meeting to make posters to get the word out. I'm
still trying to think about selling tickets to raise money or having a raffle
or auction...things like that. I think I'm going to hit the streets this
weekend and ask around for donations...maybe a cheese platter from the local
supermarket, maybe some construction paper from Wal-mart for mounting work, things
like that. I don't have much experience asking for things...besides one
fundraising event I did for cancer...so I'm a little nervous.