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Which memories do you remember the best? Use Crayola® Washable Markers to create artwork that tells a story in the tradition of Rivera, Ringgold, and Picasso.
Organize a field trip for students to visit a local museum. Invite students to peruse artwork online, or look through art books to view images that tell a story. Explore the artwork of Diego Rivera. Interpret the stories depicted in Faith Ringgold's Neighborhood Quilts. And interpret the hidden images in Pablo Picasso's Guernica.
When students have completed the activities in Step #1, ask them what their favorite memories are of where they live or used to live? It might include friends, family, neighbors, buildings, festivals, or weather. Allow time for discussion. This can be done as a whole class activity or in small groups.
Invite students to draw a memory on colored construction paper using Crayola Washable Markers and Multicultural Markers. Suggest they make the edges of drawings irregular (not straight).
Students write descriptions of their memories around the edges of drawings, using Crayola Washable Fine Tip Markers.
Trim the irregular edges of drawings with Crayola Scissors.
Glue several drawings on a posterboard with Crayola Washable Glue Sticks to produce a classroom mural.
Students describe their artwork for the classmates. How is it similar to other artists' work? How is it different?
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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