My student teacher did a collage mural with 6 classes of 2nd graders. They looked at Eric Carle's collage illustrations, then made a bunch of textured papers using the color of paper needed for the collage. Next students cut the paper into smaller pieces. The pieces were glued by students into the appropriate pre-drawn areas of the mural until the whole thing was covered. It looked great and was admired by students and faculty.
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From: Chris Estey
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 7:31 PM
Subject: ideas for mural
I could use your ideas. I teach elementary art in a public school in Massachusetts. My grade 4 teachers have asked me to do a mural that ties in with their geography unit on the regions of the United States. Each class would be responsible for creating a mural on one of the regions. There are 24-26 students in a class so I could have 6-7 groups of 3-4 students. I was thinking of using paper rather than paint because we have been doing a lot of painting recently. Has anyone done a collaged mural? I was also thinking of doing using mosaics somehow. If you've done anything on this topic I'd appreciate your input.