Introducing students to art history – to “masters” who have shaped artistic styles – can be challenging.
“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai is one of the most reproduced artworks in the world. This resource highlights the artist and his iconic image by offering a complete and comprehensive, collaborative project for your students that will engage and inform. You’ll receive everything you need to begin a dialog and create your own “class classic.”
The concept is simple – the results are awesome!
You will receive:
The tiles are 7 ½” X 7 ½.” Each tile is labeled with a number (1 – 40) and unique - to represent a specific part of the image. They‘re calibrated to flow seamlessly into one anther to form the completed picture.
*Please view ALL THE TILES in “Preview.”
Using simple materials such as colored pencils, markers, crayons, paints, pastels - each student works independently on his/her “tile.” Once completed, the 40 tiles are joined together to form the whole. Simply trim away the excess paper and tape the squares together on the back. Easier still, tape them in place directly on the wall. The finished artwork will be an impressive (app.) 60” x 38.”
A black and white drawing of “The Great Wave."
This page is useful as a reference, an optional part of your display, or simply as a coloring page.
The overall picture divided in the 40 tiles. (grid)
This page is especially helpful for students to initially see where their tile fits into the “big picture.”
THE ARTISTS refers to your students.
This page provides you with an empty grid.
Write the students’ names - or have them sign in the corresponding box, to showcase where their work is located on the collaboration.
*ALL PAGES CAN BE ENLARGED without loss of quality.
This page is for you and provides not only information about the artist and print, but also includes helpful tips to pull off a successful process, project and presentation.
It’s no secret that integrating art into your subject matter can be highly effective – that collaboration facilitates cooperation, teamwork and acceptance. Your kids will love the ease of the process, the opportunity to create their own page and finally the “wow” moment of contributing to the cool, collaborative artwork. Consider creating a “class classic” for open house, conference night or even as an auction item.
This is a no-fuss, highly engaging, full-proof project for a wide range of grade levels. Customize your directives to reinforce your curriculum in art history, art periods, styles, painting, color, line, movement, design, texture, pattern, perspective – and more. You’ll find the versatility of the product surpassed only by the “fun factor.” Consider the impact these artworks would have lining the walls outside your classroom, in the cafeteria, front office or at an annual school-wide art exhibit.
This unique, collaborative project is that “something special” you've been looking for. Thanks and have fun!
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