Students at BCWMS are among teams from around the world that are currently making paper beads for the Students Rebuild Water Challenge. For every 20 beads created, one person in Tanzania is ensured clean water through the organizations Students Rebuild is working with. We have created more than 3500 beads in my classes and more are still coming in. Students from Mrs. Fischer's class at Marshall Elementary decided to join in on the fun, too (as you can see from the photo below)! I am excited to bring this opportunity to my students to help others through art and it will be amazing to see what the artist Vik Muniz creates with all of the paper beads (see what he did with the Paper Cranes for the earthquake relief in 2011) they receive as a part of this effort! If you want to sign on to help, go here: http://studentsrebuild.org/find-challenge/water-challenge
Jen Stark, Afterglow
The above three artists are being used as inspiration for the collaborative project I will be leading my students as we finish out the school year. We will be creating origami sculptures that will then be formed together on the wall to make a mural. I am excited about this project and look forward to posting pictures when we finish it (hopefully by the end of the week). Here are some worksheets that we will use for paper folding:
I am pleased to share this image by artist Vik Muniz (who was showcased in an earlier post for his Oscar Nominated film, Wasteland).
Using the paper cranes created by students world-wide and submitted to Students Rebuild, Muniz created this image from the more than 2 million cranes available!
Our students submitted more than 800 cranes towards this organization and the Million Crane Project to help raise funds and awareness to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
You can now purchase this poster from Students Rebuild, to help raise even more funds for this cause.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.