Cancer Banner Art Installation (Grades 6-8)

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Students will demonstrate their understanding of Installation Art by creating one at their school. In preparation for creating their art installation, students observe, study, discuss and read about the work of installation artists Jeanne Claude and Christo, and Pepon Osorio. Throughout the process, students utilize specific character traits they are taught in our character education program. They design felt banners using heart shapes as a symbol for people that are cancer survivors, have died from the disease, or are currently fighting the disease. Students work cooperatively with each other to create the banners. As they do so, they understand a Principle of Art (Movement) by using it in the banners. Students write a comparative essay on Installation Art and the more standard forms of artwork such as drawings, paintings and sculptures. Finally, students experience their installation by walking through it when it is completed.

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