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Tile Mural ideas?

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Wed, 25 Aug 1999 12:03:29 EDT

Hello all!
I have almost 600 elementary students (k-6) at a 41 year old school about to
undergo major renovation. My principal is interested in having each child
create a ceramic tile that will be a permanent part of the renovated
building. Another local school put student designed tiles throughout the
building as a border. A second building is about to install some geometric
designs made of student tiles. My principal likes the idea of a central mural
as opposed to the border idea.
My design problem is to come up with a mural(s) that can be constructed from
600 tiles painted by k-6 students. We probably need two murals because of the
space 600 tiles will take. Possibly k-3 and 4-6. I want each child to feel
that their tile is special and am afraid that if we try to create a specific
image many tiles will end up being a solid color, or something totally devoid
of creativity. I don't want to make a giant puzzle that will be difficult to
assemble either. My AP joked about doing one of those images made of many
photographs- how cool- and impossible- would that be! I do want the image on
each tile to be the child's own design (within guidelines)- not a paint by
number deal.
I'm starting the brainstorming process. Help fellow art teachers!!! Any
suggestions will be most appreciated!
Kelly Winn
Churchill Road Elementary

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