I put out a long white strip of paper and ten cups of paint and brushes.
First day of class - We had a very short intro class today so this fit
perfectly, giving the students a chance to use a little paint.
I had instructions right inside the door.
Pick a color and draw a line (any kind of line) from one end of the sheet to
I followed this telling students that art is influenced by what is happening
in the world. I asked students if they know what had inspired this
painting. In every class one or two students had the answer.
It looks really good and I am going to hang it in the hall tomorrow. I am
happy that they each have a part in this huge painting created in one day!
now I am trying to think of the perfect title
Kirksey Middle School (formally 6th-7th, new year 6th,7th, 8th)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Lloyd" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:43 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Olympic Parade of Nations Art
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?
Art Teacher/ Beginning Teacher Mentor
Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
3435 Don Pedro Road
Ceres, CA 95307