Created by 7th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin
Title: Dare to Dream to Respect Yourself
Homeroom: Mrs. Rettler
Number of students: 18
Dream Theme: Respect and Responsibility / Peace
Materials & techniques used: We used different colors of markers and drawing techniques to design and color our fabric.
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? “Our artwork is about reaching for the stars to achieve our goals. We thought about putting dream to dream with stars, then we decided it would be a better idea to reach for the stars. WE put all of our names in our own star with an arm reaching towards the stars. We came up with our idea by putting ideas up on the chalkboard. After that, we just chose the best one that everyone liked.”
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