Many teachers have their students divided into tables in the classroom. For purposes of organization these tables are often labeled a color or a number so that the teacher could say “Red table go get your scissors” or “Table 2 you may now go wash your hands”.
In my art room, I have six tables that are not only labeled with a color but also labeled with a famous artist. I say, “Chagall’s go get your scissors” or “Renoir’s you may now go wash your hands”. This is a fun way for the student’s to repeatedly hear artist’s names so they become very familiar with them. The student’s also become visually familiar with the artist because of the sign hanging above the table feature’s one of the artist’s famous paintings on one side and a self-portrait/photograph of the artist and their name written boldly on the flip side.
This set of table signs has the theme of Circus! Each famous work of art depicts a circus scene on one side, then the second page (flip side) has a photograph or self-portrait of the artist and their name written in a circus font. The 8.5 x 11” posters are also color-coded. Seven signs in all!
Red-Grooms, Coney Island
Orange-Renoir, Jugglers at the Circus Fernando
Yellow-Dali, The Circus
Green-Botero, Circus People
Blue-Miro (don't know!)
Pink-Lautrec, In the Circus
Print these on a nice color printer and display at each table. Beautiful.
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