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Re: elementary art show planning


Date: Sat May 10 2003 - 04:01:50 PDT

I put an art show up at both of my schools. I save the work throughout the
year and pass it back about 6 weeks before the show. Grades 1 and 2 choose 2
pieces of art. Grades 3, 4 and 5 may choose between 4-6 (depending on size).
Everyone designs a name tag to display with their work. (a strip of paper
about 3' x 6" and they decorate the border of it) I mat all of the work and
staple and glue it to large sheets of white paper (48" x72"). I mount the1st
and 2nd grade work on 24" x 36" paper.
Sculptures and masks and displayed in glass cases .
It is a lot of art (close to 700 pieces of art in one school)
This system seems to work best for me because parents can see all of their
child's work at once and take a picture of their stuff.
 The artwork is displayed all over the building, in the caf, lobby, etc. At
my other school it is displayed on the freestanding display boards in the
gym. I get a sub to cover my classes for 2 days while I hang the show but I
have all the work mounted and ready to go by then. I find the mounting of the
paper takes the most time. I used to have older kids help but it always
looked so messy. If I was smart I would hire some parent helpers. Maybe next