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[teacherartexchange] Graffiti and Cave art project

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staciemich_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Mar 20 2006 - 08:49:43 PST


Hi guys,

I'm putting together a lesson on wall art. I plan on showing a video
on Lascaux and on Haring. I want the kids to discuss the similarities
and differences between graffiti art and cave art. I want to let them
do a piece of wall art, using large paper on the wall, but I'm not sure
how to go about it. I like the idea of chalboard paint and chalk...but
I'm not sure. How would you guys set it up? I have 30 students. Do I
have them all decide on a theme and work on one cohesive piece
together? Do I break them into several groups, and each group does a
part? Should different groups come up with a sketch to present to the
class, and have the class vote on the one that will be used?

I really would like this to come out nicely and focus on the things
that matter to these kids today. I don't know if I'll have them paint
about different things that are important or if I'll have the create
one piece with a central theme. I'm thinking of putting together an
art show next month, and I'd love for this to be a featured piece.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Stacie D.

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