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.”
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.