SchoolArts Magazine

September 2016

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SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 33 school, taking photos of the exterior of our building from a distance and close-up. The images were printed and taped to a wall. Wall Tape Drawings Each group of students had to select one image to work from, then appoint a leader. The role of the leader was to keep everyone on task on a daily basis. Everyone was accountable for the success of this project. Each group was given four rolls of electrical tape and a pair of scissors. Using their newfound knowledge of one- and two-point perspective, stu - dents were asked to recreate their cho- sen photo on a large scale with tape. Each group would determine the scale. New Discoveries I was amazed at how well students cooperated and collaborated on this unit. This was a great way to assess their understanding of perspective. The wall tape drawings were exhib- ited for about a month, which many students, staff, and administration appreciated. I could feel a sense of pride from my students. The artwork was so inspiring that another class of mine wanted to do a large-scale draw- ing using string and pushpins. Frank Juarez is head of fine arts at She- boygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and a contributing editor for SchoolArts Magazine. @ nhsartdeptshe- boygan on Instagram N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. W E B L I N K

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