Friday, March 9, 2012

Collaborative Mural Painting


Start with slight watered down black tempera paint to begin creating shapes (we created hearts and circles) then connect those shapes with a variety of lines (straight, wavy, zig-zag, loopy, swirls, etc.). Then fill in shapes with color. 
Get every last one!



Once you finish your mural... go help another table!
After the installation was over we FINALLY got to take them home! 
Some detail shots 
COLORS! 
Collaborative art is one of my favorites to bring into an art room. I love that the students have to depend on each and everyone to complete a successful painting. I have done this project over the past couple years, (was actually my first posts way back when! wow!), but never have attempted it at this scale (we decorated the entire front entrance of your school for Heart Disease Awareness, 15 murals in total!)


16 comments:

  1. Katie -

    Nice work! It is so colorful. I bet your students loved making the murals. A question - is that kraft paper?

    Rina at k6art.com

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  2. very nice - i can see myself doing this the last weeks of school to keep displayed for the first weeks of school when the halls are usually bare...

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    1. Hope... great idea! Love it, will definitely do this...

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  3. OOH these are beautiful! Did you just randomly cut them to give them each a piece to take home? Any arguments? What brand of paint are you using? The colors are very rich.

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  4. These are so beautiful! The school should keep them all forever! Thanks Katie, I'm inspired to do this now. :)

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  5. Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I am impressed by how clean the students and your classroom look throughout this project!

    Kate

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  6. I really love these! They are beautiful! What a great idea to do them at end of school and save for Sept.! Thanks for sharing these! :)

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  7. Agreed- these are super beautiful!

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  8. I just did these and what a HIT! I love them - the kids love them!!! I am currently posting them to my blog and will link you to it for credit! Thanks for such a great idea!

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  9. Love this lesson - just pinned it to my Art Lesson inspiration board!!

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  10. I trie this with my K-5 students. The goal was to have them hanging in the room for our Trivia Night fundraiser. WOW! What beauties they turned out to be! The parents loved them so much, they held an impromtu silent auction for them. Great project-loved the collaboration. Thank you so much for posting this. This will be something we do every year!

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  11. I followed links from other blogs and finally made it back to your source, this is great! I might try this at the beginning of the year with my K-3 students. My 4th-6th grade students made Circle Paintings in May that I will hang in the hall at the beginning of the school year. I don't have anything for my primary school yet.

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  12. Simple and effective. I imagine the children loved it. I'd like to pin for future reference. Thanks.

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  13. Doing it today with 8 year olds, it's awesome.

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