This activity is designed for high school students as a mid semester
project for the art class. All
appropriate techniques, designs and concepts necessary have already been
discussed. Included in these areas are color schema, paintbrush
techniques, and angles of drawing. Estimated
time for completion of assignment is two weeks.
Students will demonstrate and appreciate art outside of regular class
To exercise creativity and interpersonal skills within the community,
while developing an understanding of the economy and money.
The school board in Winter, Wisconsin, is requesting that the art
department at the high school paint a mural on a billboard in front of the
school to welcome visitors. The school board will fund this project and has faith that
the art department will produce an outstanding symbol representing the school.
Create and design symbols that will welcome visitors to our school.
products must be neat and legible.
detailed, in color representation of the mural must be included and turned in on
a 20x30 illustration board by each student.
student must present a budget including art supplies (paint, brushes, pencils,
student will present his/her budget and mural to the class.
representation with ideas and symbols from each student will be turned in as a
class after the presentations.
will work individually at first, then work as a class.
is 48x96” and will stand 15 feet in the air.
on the board cannot be offensive to any religion, race, ethnic persons, or those
with disabilities, but must be diverse.
language will not be tolerated.
must be creative and colorful.
must use techniques learned in class to create symbols.
Needed items will be budgeted by the class and ordered accordingly.
The students will “get by” with creating the budget, individually
drawing symbols, combining their ideas and symbols with the class and producing
a miniature product on illustration board.
The instructor will supply textbooks, markers, paints, brushes,
illustration board as well as other related items. The actual painting of the
mural will be an ongoing project.
Each condition and parameter must be met.
The presentation of the budgets and murals will be evaluated by the
teacher according to the parameters, conditions and a rubric.
The rubrics will be handed out to the students for peer evaluation.
Knowledge and application of drawing techniques will be assessed
subjectively by the instructor, as well as creativity and thoughtfulness
This activity not only allows the students to practice art and drawing
techniques, but also requires creative thinking and appreciation of art outside
of the classroom. Communication
skills will also be developed, as the students will need to interview other
teachers for ideas on symbols and present their findings and creativeness to the
class. Mathematical and logical skills will also be practiced, as a
budget is required.
The teacher will facilitate and be available for any questions that
arise. The instructor will schedule
due dates for all assignments and have in-class work time.
Student: The students are responsible for turning in all work on assigned date.
They will work individually with the budget and the mural and present
both to the class at the same time. After
all students have presented, the class will discus and choose symbols and design
one representation of the mural to be built in front of the school.
The class will also create one budget after reviewing the many budgets
already created. Student may be
required to work in and out of the school setting to retrieve information.
The school board will supply the class with needed items according to the
budget supplied. The teachers and administrators of the school will be happy
to answer any questions concerning specific departments or give ideas on
creative drawings. Overall, the
school supports this project and is excited to view a “welcoming” to