The K-8 school in Condon has about 30 students. We had one presentation and lesson with the entire school. All of the students were thrilled to see this year’s art. I asked them if they had remembered some of the art from last year. One student remembered “Rock, Paper, Scissors” an artwork by Stephen Glueckert. Another student recalled the recycled dress from Jo Nasvik. It’s always fun to ask students from schools we revisit about artwork from the year before. I’m always amazed by how much the students remember. It goes to show how impactful the art mobile visits are for students and how much they look forward to them each year. After recalling last year’s art, I asked the students if they could tell me why they make art. One first grader answered with this, “Well, you can start with one small dot and then that dot can turn into anything in your imagination.”
After the presentation, I lead the envelope mixed media project with the students. There is a small writing portion to the project, so one of the kindergartner’s had help from his teacher in spelling. The kindergartener’s three favorite things were.. “1. Design 2. Building things 3. Testing things.” The students were all so creative in how they utilized their envelope.