118 images in total! I am really proud of the students of both classes who worked hard on their images for the Billboard Art Project. I love the images: their diversity, colors, and compositions. It was not easy to make images on this long format and the students had to find interesting solutions with space. Mixing techniques stimulated their creativity: they tried things they never tried before, like making several images and then using different elements and recomposing a new image. They made excellent use of the combination of a background and a layer on top.
They explored abstract compositions and representational ones. They made good use of short words, working each letter as a graphic element.
During all the sessions, the students could use different types of colored papers, different glues (liquid and stick depending on the paper), watercolor pencils, sharpies, scissors.
And of course an unlimited supply of strips of white light cardboard in the proportion of the billboard (pre-cut by myself).
The Billboard Art Project in Salem, OR.
May 25-26-27, 2012
Images made by the 5th graders.