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Program Description
In Mixed Media Creation Installation, students will create colorful projects individually that will be put together to make a whole. This whole piece will be a large mixed media collage. I will meet with staff to brainstorm subject matter. Some examples include a landscape with plants and animals, an ecosystem like the rainforest, a geometrical quilt like piece, an imaginary land, space, a city, a school portrait, anything that has lots of parts really. This will be a long term installation, with artwork being returned to students upon disassembly. Projects may also include group work for larger pieces needed for the large scale collage. Some materials that may be used individually or in combination with other materials are: paint, watercolor, oil pastel, cut paper, printmaking, chalk pastels, crayons, and markers. The project pieces will be assembled by myself and any volunteers in stages after school.

Final Product
Long term installation that brings additional creativity, beauty, and education to the school community while giving the entire school population the opportunity to work individually, but together, towards a common goal helping form a stronger school community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will see their individual work being used in conjunction with their schoolmates’ work to form a whole. They will understand that their single action and creation can benefit and enhance a larger idea/creation.
  • Students will gain a better, more well rounded understanding of the chosen subject matter.
  • Students will learn about the elements of art including line, space, shape, color, form, and texture. They will learn about the principles of design including unity, balance, scale/proportion, contrast and hierarchy.
  • Students will learn and practice a variety of techniques with chosen materials.
  • Students will use their creativity and imaginations while gaining creative problem solving skills.

Suggested Grades

  • Appropriate for all grade levels

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1.25 hours of prep per day, plus 6 hours per residency for planning and assembling display
  • Materials: $1.50 per student
  • Travel from Eugene