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What We Have Done in Art

A World Without Project

This is a cross-curricular project. In English-Language Arts class students write a story about a world without some element of daily life. Popular choices in the past have been a world without water or a world without school. Students create a hero, villian, and compose a fictional setting where the hero must outsmart the villian to restore the "without". In art class students use paper mache techniques to create a 3D model of their world as well as the characters from their story. The final step is to paint and collage any other details onto their world.

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Shoe Contest

When students finish their classwork there is always the question of, "What do I do now?". The remedy to this in Mrs. Ha's class is the much adored, shoe contest. Students pick a drawing of a popular sneaker and design a colorway or sometimes even draw and color a pattern. The finished 16 shoes are displayed on the wall for students to vote. Students can vote once per class period and voting lasts for 1 week. Winning shoes are displayed in the front of the room with award tags for Best Colorway, Best Pattern, Most Creative, and Neatest Coloring.

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Black History Month Inventors

During the month of February students research the biography of a black inventor. With the information they find they create a patterned frame showing what they inventor is famous for. Students design a coordinating color scheme and complete it with bubble or block letters for the inventor's name. Finished pieces are hung on display for the remainder of the school year.

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