Monday, September 12, 2016

The Dot!

Students at all levels will be celebrating Dot Week during the week of September 12th in Art Class and Library/Technology.  This special event is based on the book “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds. It is a story that encourages artists to “just make a mark.”

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”.

What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you –the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

This collaborative Dot Art Mural was created by students in grades 1/2 and 5/6. We rotated through Dot Art stations so that only three or four students were painting on the mural at a time.  We started with our largest paintbrushes and finished with Q-tips dipped in paint. I think I'm in LOVE with this piece of artwork!

The other Dot Art Stations were Collage and Dot Zentangles. I felt like I could see the creativity pouring out of students! 
Students also used Dot-a-Dot stamper a to create dot art and painted paper plates with liquid watercolor. 

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