> 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