Created by Students in grades 1-5 at Jones Valley Elementary Art Department in Huntsville, AL
Teacher: Elizabeth Seifried
Title: Dare to Dream of PEACE!
Dream Theme: Peace, science, and technology
Materials and techniques used: Paper-Mache, re-purposed water bottles, air-dry Crayola clay, canvas, acrylic paint, craft paints, and metallic paint pens.
About: Students brainstormed for words and names and symbols. We all worked together to combine our dreams of world peace and Huntsville. We decided to look to Picasso’s peace doves and Huntsville’s rockets for our symbols. We are very excited about the 3-D aspect of our assemblage, and cannot wait to see our rockets attached by fishing line soaring out off the Saturn V on a windy day!
Do you have any other project ideas? I would like to see them actually build houses from re-purposed water bottles – each bottle containing a “Message in a bottle.” Do this for homeless people or 3rd world country households.
Did you enjoy working on this project? Yes. My students and I worked on this project for 2 – 3 years! It was a fun on-going work of art!
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