How about a stack of oddly sized pieces of heavier cardstock paper and have them draw an expressive line: thick, thin, sharp, swirled etc. that starts on one side of the paper and ends on the other side.
Then have them put their cards up on the wall (masking tape on back) and have them connect the lines together and see where it takes them.
--- On Tue, 8/12/08, Cheryl Lloyd <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Cheryl Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Olympic Parade of Nations Art
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 3:43 PM
> If you watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, you
> could see
> that each athlete left a mark across the painting during
> the parade of
> nations. Each athlete was a part of the painting and left
> a personal
> mark that created a work of art.
> I am trying to think of a way to welcome my students on the
> first day of
> school (tomorrow, of course I don't think of these
> things earlier) in
> the same manner. I would like them to leave their mark
> simply by
> entering the room. Does anyone have any ideas?
> Cheri Lloyd
> Art Teacher/ Beginning Teacher Mentor
> Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
> 3435 Don Pedro Road
> Ceres, CA 95307
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