Created by 6th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin
Title: When We Heal the Earth, We Heal Ourselves
Homeroom: Mrs. Luthi
Number of students: 19
Teacher and organizer:
Dream Theme: Respect and Responsibility / Community
Materials & techniques used: We used ceramic tiles left over from bathroom projects, a film canister, markers, hot glue, crayons, pictures, scraps of paper, a rubber worm from a tackle box, band-aids (unused), felt, yarn, googly eyes
Did your group enjoy working on this project? This was a very nice way to combine art projects with the themes for our school this year.
Participants: There are 28 different works of art. Each one was created by a homeroom of 16 – 24 students. I have taken photos of the work as well as each homeroom with their work. I also had them answer the questions explaining their piece and will be sending that along with each piece.
What is your art about? Kids talked about Global Warming, Deforestation, Pollution… Together we can heal ourselves, live better, “be” better, by living right, and treating our planet and each other with respect. Gabe was the one who had the title. He remembered seeing it somewhere. That’s why they thought of band-aids. ‘Healing’.
Our school’s theme this year is respect and responsibility. Each trimester we focus on how students can show this through self, others and the environment. Each grade was given a different component of this – 6th grade – environment, 7th grade – self, and 8th grade – others. I will be sending along a handout that was given to each homeroom to use in completing this project.
Learn more about how this school participated at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPZzB6bkZwLUZkYzg/edit?usp=sharing