You might have kids visit murals and pick out pieces of them that seem to
tell a bigger story. At the same time, they could use the art form in the
murals for works of their own - kind of a big puzzle collection of images,
then allowing them to resort as they wish. Kids could pick out their
favorite characters, for example, then using the characters in a book
project - bringing the mural to new life.
>we were very interested in Nicolas Hill program of having children create
>neighborhood images that define the community. the children came up with
>some very moving poems and complex picture compositions. Living in Tucson
>we have a wealth of neighborhood murals, many done informally by unknowns
>and some by well known local artists. has anybody got ideas about how we
>can use them as part of a "learning about our community" experience?
>something beyond the usual "field trip and then talk about it when you get
>back" kind of experience. we'd like suggestions about how we might design
>something for a semester long experience. grades 3 to 5. can you help us?
>we're new at this sort of thing.
>jonna and dionne at u of a