Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Wetlands! A Collaborative Recycled Mural

For the end of the year, our plans for a large collaborative mural between grade levels from each day of the rotation (6 days total) finally came together with a bang! These murals will be on permanant display at Briargrove, and everyone is IN LOVE with them.

This is the second - the Wetlands. All materials were collected and recycled into artwork by the students at Briargrove. The large cardboard boxes that serve as a "canvas" for the murals were saved from the beginning of the year when we received our new amazing blue flat file drawers.

For the large painting, students used acrylic paint. The final mural was assembled using a combination of gloss medium for lightweight items and hot glue for heavier materials. Then, we coated the whole mural with gloss medium to unify the elements and give it a nice shine.

The following parts of the murals were made by the following homerooms/ grade levels:
Painting on Cardboard by Ms. Ficke’s 1st Grade Class
Scrap Paper Plant Collages by Mrs. Henley’s 3rd Grade Class
Cardboard Animals by Ms. Sutton’s 5th Grade Class

1 comment:

woodenspade said...

this is so cool looking, very authentic.

Anyway you could post a photo of it on the wall? Just want to get an idea of the size of it . . .

laurie dyer