Last spring three tall boxes arrived containing our new art stools. In true art-teacher-form, I prized the boxes as much as the stools, and stored them in the art closet all summer, waiting for kids to return to make good use of them.
I offered these treasures to any artist or collaborative team who could provide a plan worthy of the box.
A group of three 8th graders design the first (Outer space box).
|8th Graders researching images for "Outer space Box"|
Three 5th graders designed the next (Aquarium box) and a solo 6th grader designed the last (Robot box).
|5th graders prepare their box with gesso|
|"L" (grade 5) created the sketch for her team's box painting, which wasn't complete until four cats were created to look over the top of the aquarium.|
The 3-D paintings adorned the school atrium for a few weeks becoming an interactive exhibit for students to arrange and rearrange.