|Don't get too carried away--but just so you know, I have a power stapler, too. Prepping for an art show.|
Prepping for School Art Show
Prepping for School Art Showhttp://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/03/23/prepping-for-school-art-show/
Students may tell you, "I can't draw a straight line!" Tell them back, "Good, we have rulers for that."
Bringing out the artist at all grades levels and in every subject takes some organization and motivation, particularly if you intend to include all students at some point in your classroom gallery.
First, let's start with the actual location and methods of getting a space going.
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Second, decide the frequency of new material. You mean I'm not leaving this bulletin board up all year? No. Even the Louvre moves things around from time to time. The students can help, and would enjoy the task. Plus, this means they can break the monotony of a sedentary classroom on a regular basis. Have a cycle so every student has work on display an equal amount of time, The students can implement this. The environment of the class will be refreshed. Will this mean designating time for organization of the art gallery during class? Yes.
Third, decide the content of your classroom art gallery. This could be content-driven, seasonal or student choice. How cool for the quiet artist to know they need to create something in three weeks to be displayed in the classroom gallery. Teacher has the final say on content, of course.
Here are some ideas for class activities that might end up in your classroom gallery.
|Composition II, Mondrian|
Here's a great artist for inspiration:
Escher: Tessellations by Recognizable Figures
Geometry, Color, and Piet Mondrian
Don't for the artist who created the STEAM craze: Leonardo.
|Hydraulics, da Vinci|