More than half of students from low‑income households
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Let's Go Outside! Public Art with Purpose and Function
My students need two picnic tables and mural paint to start to build an outdoor classroom space that will also be a mural space.
Being cooped up, inside, and sitting at a desk is not fun all day. Being outdoors, building with your hands, painting a mural,and exploring how to spread the word about "No Place for Hate" with imagery about diversity and harmony is more productive. Help us build an outdoor studio and mural space.
My students are a highly motivated groups of seventh and eighth graders in the state of Texas.
They have a knack for details and are motivated to do their best always. The students at our junior high come from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds and they love art! There are over 1200 students at our junior high and about 31-37 energetic and enthusiastic students in each of my classes.
To begin this project will change the way that students physically work in class. The project will start out by having the students involved in the process of building the picnic tables. This means they will be actively engaged in the construction and will learn to use tools. Second all of my classes will be working in teams to create imagery that will go along with our "No Place for Hate" initiative at our school. Students over several classes in the day will learn to paint the murals for the table top and benches of the tables . Lastly the tables will then serve as outdoor art making space. This project will serve many purposes in the future for art making outdoors and studio space for messy projects such as recycled paper making, plaster carving sculptures, and other messy projects that are not suitable for an indoor space. The project will also serve as a mural to students and teachers who pass through the area daily and in the years to come.
Students will be creating a mural on the tables that will be a long standing symbol or diversity, tolerance, and anti-bias for our school.
Our campus is an actively involved "No Place For Hate" school. The project will have a broad impact on the entire school, because these tables would be placed outside of the art rooms which are near the bus loading area and are highly visible. Our project will create a sense of pride in students who had a direct hand in creating lasting functional artwork.
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