Saturday, September 12, 2015
First day of art! 2015-16 school year. Keith Haring Collaborative Mural!
I am back in the classroom at Keller Elementary in Green Bay after taking a year off to be home with my three little ones. I am blessed beyond belief to be able to work only two days a week and have the rest off to be home with my kids! This year I am back at a school I taught at three years ago for three years! I only know a few students that I taught in first grade and are now in fifth grade! It almost made me teary eyed as they came down the hallway towards the art room. They looked just as I remembered them, only taller! I wanted to dive right in and make some collaborative art to hang in the empty halls. With the older grades, third, fourth and fifth we studied the life and work of the American graffiti artist Keith Haring through power point. Students then worked collaboratively to draw and paint on a large paper in the style of Haring. The students loved painting on the first day of school! I'm so excited to be teaching again this year. I have a feeling this is going to be the best year yet!