SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2012

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scale drawing using chalk pastel on paper, which allows them to become familiar with drawing from a grid, mixing color, and matching the textures used in their chosen artwork. Despite the temporary nature of this outdoor project, it is an enduring art-making experience for students that also enriches the public and speaks volumes in terms of art advocacy within the community. Editor's Note: You might consider enhancing the public impact of this lesson by incorporating into it interactive pieces and sculptural elements. Leslie O'Shaughnessy is an art teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia. lbhdto@hotmail.com national tions for the project, including scaling up the image using a grid, mixing color and matching texture, and managing time as a group. Students are given a rubric detailing the overall project, and are asked to form groups and research a range of historical art periods and styles. Each group reports their findings to the class via their own PowerPoint presentation, label- ing each work by title, artist name, art style, and medium. Starting Small Prior to drawing on the sidewalk, each group prints a letter-size copy of their chosen image, which they grid and laminate to use as a visual reference while drawing outside. From the gridded printout, students create a small- standard Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks. Web link www.julianbeever.net sidewalkarts.scad.edu pasadenachalkfestival.com/winners. html schoolartsonline.com 23

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