Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Created by Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Artists: Mrs Gate’s entire 4th grade class! Mrs.Bordner’s entire 4th/5th grade class! Mr. Kietzman’s entire 4th grade class! (70 students total!)

Teacher: Mrs. Zetmeir

Theme: Expressions of Freedom and Equality

Materials and techniques: Canvas, yarn, fabric, oil pastel, paint, paper, glue, fabric pom-poms, and scissors.

Students outlined their designs on canvas and glued yarn and fabric to the canvas to create the image of a paint brush and a pencil. Students also created paper kaleidoscopes, paper collaged earth with blue, green and white paper, fabric runners with a linear design in oil pastel, fabric pom-poms glued around one big heart!

Did you enjoy this project? We LOVED it!! The students learned so much about the planning process in art and how to manipulate art in many ways to achieve interesting results!

About: Students chose to use the theme of art and diversity to make personal connections to freedom and equality. As a class, we had lengthy conversations about what freedom and equality look like in our daily lives both at home and in school. Together, students worked to create an outline using various materials to express the powerful elements of this theme.
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Title: Kaleidoscopic Freedom!
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Title: Art Paints Us Equality
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Title: Running with Diversity
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Title: Colors Express our Differences
Winnwood Elementary School, Kansas City, MO

Title: ART is Our Equality