What a fun stop. We had a day full of creativity. Art projects all day long for the whole school! It was really fun to see what they came up with for their collages. The students were all very nice and very helpful. I hardly had to do any cleaning at the end of the day because the 6th graders had swept, wiped the tables, and put all of my supplies away. If only I could take them with me everywhere. The day was a lot of fun, filled with a lot of collages, and it is now time for me to find new magazines because there was little left of the ones I had. That's what I call recycling.
Plevna was a long drive, clear across the state, but well worth it. What a beautiful place, surrounded by rolling hills, plateaus, and fields. Everyone in the school was very welcoming and I was excited to be there, so far from my home, yet still in our state, Montana. The whole school, grades K-12, had 77 students, and I was lucky to share with all of them the Art Mobile's exhibit and they all got to create something that day. We made collages, hats, and towers made from found objects. For not having an art teacher in the school, I was impressed with their creative abilities. The mix-match head and bodies were my favorite! Thank you Plevna, I could not have had a more positive experience!
Victor was so much fun! The whole school was really interested in the exhibit, especially the dress and the work by Jennifer Ogden, the school's art teacher. The students were so proud to have their teacher's artwork in the exhibit that I brought to share with everyone. They all had really good questions for the artists and enjoyed sharing their interpretations and ideas about the show. We did a project with the 2nd graders that allowed them to get their hands dirty and their mind's creative. Overall, the day was a giant success!
What a treat. I was fortunate to spend my Wednesday night with a group of 8 elementary students at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We had a blast talking about the artworks and making our own art. All of the kids wanted me to come to their schools so that their classmates could experience the Art Mobile as well.
Gallatin Gateway is the Last trip of the week and everyone, including me, had the Friday jitters. It was a busy day filled with presentations and art lessons. I think that I saw a majority of the students in the school so it was well worth it. Together we made a total of 100 hats! We went with the sun hat theme due to the gorgeous weather that week. It was a great success to wrap up the week. The day was full of chaotic, productive, art-making, which is my favorite way to make art. The students seemed to agree with me. Thank you Gallatin Gateway for such a fun filled day! And for the welcome sign..........and for the brownie! Thanks to all of the schools on this trip for making my first trip as the teaching artist so great!
Story about taking Speaking Volumes, Transforming Hate to the elementary audience, by Anna Paige