Wednesday, September 11, 2013

together now.


The Lea Anderson inspired collaborative project is up! 

And it's a little bigger than I was expecting... 

The individual pieces were mounted on larger circular sheets of butcher paper to make the installation go a whole lot easier. One of the cool things about this approach is that the look of the install could be easily altered in the next few days or later on in the year. Just a couple staples hold each of the larger circles to the wall.

Students in 22 classes contributed individual pattern circles to this project that focused on unity and variety. Throughout the activity, I stressed that no matter what size or color shape the student was working with, they were all as equally important as each other.

I'd have to say this goes for our school community as well:)

I'm into my regular rotation schedule now, so stay tuned for some very striking 1st and 4th grade projects in the next couple weeks!












11 comments:

  1. Very cool Don. Great collaborative project.

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  2. Really striking. And it seems they could eventually get their own piece back, which is sometimes tricky with collaborations. I like it.

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  3. This is beautiful! I'm so impressed. Thank you for sharing this!

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  4. Great! I love circles, and these are beautiful.

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  5. Would you like to write an article about this for SchoolArts?

    Nancy Walkup, Editor, SchoolArts

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    1. Sure, Nancy. Can I get a link to your format requirements?

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  6. Hi! I love this collaborative piece...it would be wonderful as a first week of school project!
    Did you use oil pastels? I'm curious how many students you had creating this beautiful piece of art.
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Susan. I used this as my first week of school project this past year:) Fun, low stress for the kiddos, and pretty fab results:) We used crayola colorsticks (think woodless colored pencils that are WAY durable.) and sharpie markers. I had all our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes participate, so around 650 students!

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  7. Hi- Thanks for the inspiration. Can you share the process of selectig the color grouping for both the construction paper and color sticks to create the analagous groupings? Thank you

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