Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Annual WJMS Chalk Art Festival

My Drawing 2 students wanted to do something special this year and since I wasn't really up for a field trip due to being pregnant I decided to plan a chalk art festival. Luckily my wonderful principal was completely supportive and even offered to buy pizza for my class and pay for my substitute for the day.

Since I had never done anything like this before it was really just a stab in the dark. I did some research and came up with lists of suggested supplies and techniques and picked several famous paintings for the students to choose from. I really didn't have any idea how big to have the students make the drawings, so I guessed on that as well. Most of them ended up about 5' x 7'. 

It ended up being a lot of fun and I learned a few things that I could do different next time to make the day even better.

Enjoy the results:
The Scream by Edvard Munch. Recently sold at auction for 119.9 million.
The Scream by Zach and Ed. They think that their drawing should sell for 120 million too.
Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Starry Night by Carl, Jaxon, and Lacey. The most focused group of the day without a doubt.
Self Portrait with Monkey by Frida Kahlo
Self Portrait with Monkey by Fernando, Yuri, Mishell, Juan, and Arianna.  They loved that unibrow.
Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
Persistence of Memory by Tyler, Sebastian, and CJ. They were a little creative with their interpretation of the colors.
Madame Monet and Her Son by Claude Monet
Madame Monet and Her Son by Ariel, Andrew, Ariel, and Baylee. In case you couldn't tell, this group is all about anime.


  1. Wow! What a fun project. And how you are able to keep up at all working AND being pregnant is beyond me. Bravo! Summer will be here soon! :)

    1. Here's how: I plan stuff without thinking through how difficult it will be and then later I ask myself "what the hell am I doing?!" and then somehow it all works out. Not the most sane way to get things done, but it works.