Friday, September 2, 2011

August Art Project For Grades 4 - 6
We studied examples of Pacific Northwest Coast Totem Poles.  The animals on them represent different things, such as family, stories or historic events.  After we each finish making our own part of a totem pole out of a toilet paper tube, construction paper and Sharpie markers, we will assemble them together into tall group poles on yard sticks.

Why do you think it's important to have your artwork sometimes be part of a large group project?

71 comments:

  1. You can compare others artwork to yours

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    1. This was a great way to express culture and tradition. It was extremely fun.

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    2. you can get cool idea's and have fun. :)

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  2. i really liked to do the totem poles it was so much fun when we did it so you should keep on doing that it was so awesome to do it

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  3. Because you can have a new idea and make another

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  4. So if you want help you can have help it

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  5. I think It's important because if we put all totem poles together then all the totem pole will look awasome!!!

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  6. Because you can sometimes ask your friend for help and you can share yours with the group and your art work can be part of a group

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  7. Because you can show other people your work and what you've done on the art.


    Kailee

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  8. If it is part of a large group project you get inspired by other art work

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  9. Ithink it is inportant to do a large group project because more people is better than one.

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  10. I think that having a group project is awesome and makes great friends.

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  11. i think its important to do a large group project because some people might be bad and so people are great.

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  12. I think its important because when you finish you accoplish more

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  13. I think that more students learn to work together and it creates unity which is always nice for parents and teachers to see.

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  14. We think think that it is good to work with others to get there opinions

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  15. it's important because you should show off your art skills.andres, Ryan

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  16. Because your classmates can help you put together a wonderful piece of art. :D

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  17. It lets people work together and use their skills in art

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  18. you can learn to work together

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  19. I think because it encourages cooperation, and helpfulness

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  20. By putting your art together it can symbolize many things. Some could be:
    -teamwork
    -commonality and diversity
    Teamwork is a necessity to life because you need to learn to work with other people that you may not like or you need to accept there ideas.
    Commonality and diversity are needed so that there are different ideas and the world is not boring.
    these are things that show why working together in art is very essential. There are many other reasons to think of but the comment box is not big enough to do that. I encourage you to think of those many other reasons for this idea.

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  21. It can make anyone express the way they make art, and have a way to be part of a project that brings everyone together.

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  22. It helps you learn how to work in a group with multiple ideas and multiple people and try to make everyone happy and still make it look good. It also helps with color coordination because everyone wants different colors in the project or whatever you are doing and you need to find the best combination of colors. Colors in your project can make a big difference for example: you are drawing a poster to persuade an alcoholic that alcohol is bad for you. You are deciding between green background or red. You choose green. I would not choose that because it is not as a persuasive color as red. Red is more of a BAMMM!!! color than green. Green is a good color for something not a persuasive as saving someones life but it is very mild and kind of sheepish. So the color does matter. I think that it also shows you your irritability levels. If you think it is too high, you can change it and then group work helped you with your anger! Lastly, it can help you with your voice. You know how when you get mad or frustrated, you get loud? That can happen because you have all these people shouting out ideas for your thing that you are doing in the group. You can see how loud you can get when you are angry and change it if you think that it is too loud. There are many more things similar to what I just said(above) but I don't have time to and you probably don't want to read it so... yah. I hope you learned something from this! :)
    Hallie

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  23. Doing something as a group project is often a helpful experience. This is especially true of the artwork itself. A collection of many different artworks definitely creates a different feel. However, this does not mean that creativity should be extinguished completely by the group project. Students should have complete freedom, and do as they please with their art.

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  24. I believe so, because it helps you with your team building skills. Working with a team also improves your social and leadership skills. If you don't have the chance to work as a team when you are young, you may not be able to have any friends because you don't know how to communicate with a group of people. For the looks, it is amazing to see how everyone express themselves and shows that there is a difference between all of us and that we should cherish that. So everyone has their differences and similarities and it is fun to come together, as a team and collaborate as a whole.

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  25. It can make the piece of art more detailed if more people work together to make on giant figure.

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  26. Most of the art work we publish is inspirational and has multiple meanings that can appeal to all the ages and each person can view that art in different ways because no two people can see exactly the same and it helps see the real beauty in all art OH YA

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  27. I think art should be published to a lot of people so many people can see what a good artist you are becoming and are at the time. Also so your friends, family/relatives, and teachers, can see what you are doing in art class

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  28. It was really fun and let us express our creativity. - Maddie Mulligan and Kiana Wentzel 5th grade.

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  29. It shows that all people have their own cool style in art. There are not mistakes in art! :)

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  30. I think it is a good idea, with a few disadvantages. It helps you see what other people like, most totem poles having characters from people's interests. Also, if one student is stuck, another can help him/her. The only disadvantage I see with large group projects is that one person might be jealous of someone else's art, especially if you only show individual ones. I think group projects are a great idea, but individual ones should not more attention. They should all be equal.

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  31. I think that it is good to work as a group because we can make a project together and we can make a lot of friends together.

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  32. Because it would be fun with your friends and class our group to do the project.

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  33. I think its a good idea because you can share your art work with other people. -nick selman

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  34. I think that group projects are good because it teaches you teamwork. Also that there is no I in team and its fun!=D

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  35. then alot of people participate

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  36. I think it is important because it teaches you to get along with other people.

    Eve Micco

    I think that group projects are fun, because you have a chance to communicate and have fun. Art is about having fun and enjoying.

    Anjali Singh

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  37. You half to be able to work in a group because it teaches you team work

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  38. because t can be fun and easy to work together

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  39. I think abstract art is really cool. I had lot of fun doing the abstract art.

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  40. ABSTRACT ART IS TOTALLY AWESOME.

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  41. Abstract is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. i love abstract i use it allot in my pictures.AH

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  43. I think its important to be with a large group because you feel important

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  44. I think it is fun to work with others because you can see what others do and no one get special attention, everyone that participated in the project gets noticed as great artists.

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  45. I think it makes you feel important and also you get to have fun. You learn about new ideas from other people. You also teach people new things.

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  46. I think it's important because it helps build group skills. It also helps you learn to cooperate with everyone- not just your friends. Also, it helps people learn to compromise

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  47. I loved this project. I think it was important to put ideas into your art. Mine was Hedwig (Harry Potters owl) because I LOVE Harry Potter so much
    i can't even say.

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  48. Supriya and MatthewP

    It's important to have your art part of a larger project because then, everyone's styles will be combined to create a very complex and diverse artwork.

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  49. It is important to have your artwork be part of a group project because you can't take all of the credit for the artwork. Your friends can't brag and neither can you. You have your part and be proud of what you made. You must look at it from all perspectives, not just your own. You have a lot to look at when many people have worked on it. Congratulate everybody that participated in making it. Use it as an example for yourself.

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  50. you can compare art with others.

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  51. It's important because then you can share with others.

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  52. That no art is the same and every thing of art is different and I like every peice of my art work is awesome.

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  53. I think it is very important because a small detail can change the big picture.

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  54. I think it is good to put your artwork in a group because than you can compare artwork with other peoples artwork.

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  55. I think so because it is cool to see lots of peoples artwork together.You also get to see a part that you made.

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  56. The animals reperst a story crchter.

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  57. because you should get opinions from other people to do better in your next art project

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  58. I think we should work together to make better projects. We should each have another pair of eyes looking over our individual work. :)

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  59. I think that it was good when we helped each other
    when we did the totem poles. And we helped each other for good penminship.

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  60. I think it is better to be in a group than to be by your self because more than one person makes the project better and easier to do and understand

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