Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Five Finished Winter Murals

 I couldn't be happier with the murals that came out of the art room in the last 2 weeks!  They were made with all students in my 3rd- 6th grade classes.

They hung in the gym very easily from bulletin board strips and   were focal point at the winter concert on Monday January 17th.  We received many compliments on the work.

Winter Village


Winter Sports



Winter Wildlife


Winter Fantasy
Winter In the Polar Region
I am just delighted with how the murals look, now that they are finished.  It was a great collaboration and worthy of repeating in a different season or with another topic! 

The frames happen to be 4 inch by 18 inch strips that are folded down the center.  They were overlapped with the edge of the mural to make it sturdy and prevent torn edges.   It worked beautifully and it is also where all my students put signatures. 

Clipboards and organizing boxes are definitely recommended for organizing mural parts as they are made.  We found it was best to wait for the individual parts to come in and glue them when we could compare them by size. 

11 comments:

Paintedpaper said...

Super! I just love all the swirls in the sky. Absolutely adorable :)

mrspicasso said...

Gorgeous!! Did they work on these when they were finished with other projects, or was this a group project that they all worked on at once? I am trying to decide whether it would be feasible for me to do!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Hey.......I posted a photo of one of the murals on my blog, Bulletin Boards to Remember. I linked back to it as well. Let me know if you don't want me to use it.

Love the murals! jan

Snippety Gibbet said...

Oops....forgot the link.

http://bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com/2011/01/winter-mural.html

jan

Jacquelien said...

These murals are wonderful! i love group projects, but my students don's always like them because there's always the discussion about who gets the artwork at the end... ;)

Miss Kati Oetken said...

Did you have this as a free time activity? I love the finished products. What did you take charge of yourself?
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Miss Kati Oetken said...

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Kathy said...

I am working on a new post that tells more about the specifics to the winter murals. It will be coming soon. I am having difficulty responding to questions when and e-mail address is not available on a profile.

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Barbara said...

Kathy, I just love the collaboration that you have achieved in this project. Everyone, no matter what the skill level, can have a part in this effort. Wonderful!

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Murals is a great way to teach students about the importance of working together as a group.
The students did an amazing work