We started working on the chorus concert backdrop a couple of weeks in advance - luckily art and music classes are neighboring so kids could take turns working on it in the hall during their specials time. 100 Years of Broadway was their show title and they had some amazing performances.
We continued our tradition of promoting the Free Art Movement! Some of my 4th and 5th grade students made Free Art to share in the form of coloring books and free art flyers - these went fast! The idea for these came from some awesome teachers in the Facebook art teacher group - Mrs. Abreu's art class and http://pretendstudio.weebly.com/free-coloring-book.html - thanks for sharing!
The art show itself is made of a variety of pieces made throughout the year - each student selects a favorite piece from their portfolio, after discussing what makes a good choice: craftsmanship, completion, pride, appealing to the audience of parents : ) . The Artome company does a great job of framing and displaying our show, and offering parents the convenience of purchasing a frame with some profits benefitting our art program. The art belongs to the students and is then returned after the show.
Many parents and students wrote FAN letters to the artists, which were collected and will be delivered next week. I offer this letter template for free on my Teachers Pay Teachers site,
It's a fun way to give and receive feedback!
We also had a hand painted backdrop for photos, made by some of my 1-2 kiddos.
Thank you so much to all the volunteers on our Fine Arts Night committee- your help made everything work out so well!
We have lots of techies at our school and they made it possible to live stream the chorus concert, which was happening on the opposite end of the building, down at our end in the Commons. Before and after the concert, we showed a slideshow of our Artsonia gallery - no preparation, just a click of the mouse, thanks to Artsonia!