Created by 8th grade students at Central Middle School in Hartford, Wisconsin
Title: “Respect Others”
Homeroom: Mrs. Kieckhefer
Number of students: 16
Teacher and organizer: Pamela Brandt
Dream Theme: Respect and Responsibility / Community
Materials & techniques used: Most groups used marker or paints but some added other objects including fabric. Fabric, puffy paint, markers, and thread
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?
Marco: I used “Be Kind” because I see people aren’t really kind to others.
Jamie: It just makes sense to me like common sense to treat others how you want to be treated.
Gabriella: I got my ideas for my artwork from a quote that I saw. I chose the quote, “Actions speak louder than words but words weigh more than actions,” because it shows that words can really hurt someone so you should always think about what you say.
Xitlalli: The meaning behind the quotes we used because all and everybody is equal and no one should be treated less like a person than another. No one is better than another, we are all equal.
Hannah: So many people don’t respect others so I wrote, “Respect others personal Properties.”
Joel: Because people can be mean for what they believe in and sometimes people can get hurt because of what they believe in.
Esaell: The reason I pick a stop sign is because people always stop at a sign. So what not stop bullying?
Deedra: I got my idea like my was Never be a Bully be a Buddy because a bully is mean to most and a buddy will help out with a bully problem like a best friend.
Liseth: I used the works “be a buddy not a bully” because I have been judged and bullied in school and outside. I got this idea from so many people and from my experience.
Jackson: I did that because I want people to stop bullying each other. Everyone was a piece of fabric.
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