William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Created by William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Artists: Aurianna, Alexa, Bo, and Karen

Title: Mission to Space

Teacher: Mrs. Williams

Theme: I Can Fly

Materials and techniques: Muslin, sharpened pencil, black Sharpie for outlining, and markers or crayons to add color.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, although tactile artwork was very different for my students. They kept asking why they couldn’t just use paper. This was a very different project then they were expecting.

About: Our class worked collaboratively on creating these projects. Beginning with the idea kids had when hearing the theme “I Can Fly” we created a class brainstorming page and found that some students had similar ideas and images that came to mind. Once we combined ideas, students formed their own groups and built on each other’s ideas.

William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Created by William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Artists: Haley, Jennifer, Joshua, Brianna, and Heaven

Title: Let Your Dreams Fly

Teacher: Mrs. Williams

Theme: I Can Fly

Materials and techniques: Muslin, sharpened pencil, black Sharpie for outlining, and markers or crayons to add color.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, although tactile artwork was very different for my students. They kept asking why they couldn’t just use paper. This was a very different project then they were expecting.

About: Our class worked collaboratively on creating these projects. Beginning with the idea kids had when hearing the theme “I Can Fly” we created a class brainstorming page and found that some students had similar ideas and images that came to mind. Once we combined ideas, students formed their own groups and built on each other’s ideas.

William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Created by William Howard Taft Elementary School, Riverside, CA

Artists: Joshua, Rene, Douglas, Emiliano, and Francisco

Title: Flying Thunderbirds

Teacher: Mrs. Williams

Theme: I Can Fly

Materials and techniques: Muslin, sharpened pencil, black Sharpie for outlining, and markers or crayons to add color.

Did you enjoy this project? Yes, although tactile artwork was very different for my students. They kept asking why they couldn’t just use paper. This was a very different project then they were expecting.

About: Our class worked collaboratively on creating these projects. Beginning with the idea kids had when hearing the theme “I Can Fly” we created a class brainstorming page and found that some students had similar ideas and images that came to mind. Once we combined ideas, students formed their own groups and built on each other’s ideas.