This event included every single student on display with at least 1 piece of visual art. I instructed about 1300+ K-8 students during this school year. K-6 visit the art room for 30 minute sessions every other week. 7th and 8th grade chose to take art 2D, 3D, or Yearbook as an elective daily for 52 minutes.
I could not display only a few students; as I don’t know most of my K-6 by name, so it would not be just to chose a couple of them. I cultivate a positive and creative culture and environment; all based on self love. To successfully do this, every student needs to know their value and know they are all artists. Every K-6 student had one piece in the show. All of the 7th and 8th grade visual arts students were highlighted with a few pieces from different projects 2D and 3D. The Yearbook team had a display of the potential covers, that were voted on by staff for the school's first year running. The R.I.S.E. program (accelerated students) had a section dedicated to their creations and projects. Library and visual arts collaborations were on display with student biographies of artworks and a Library drawing contest. Music students rotated out on the stage for numerous performances. Large banners and displays were created specifically for the Art Show.
Art Show pins and magnets were created by myself and colored by the students; these were sold for $1 to raise money for the visual arts program. The pins earned $100, which I will be buying supplies (on my own time) for the students to replace many of my personal supplies in the art room. Chick-fil-a and two different dessert stands were present to sell foods to our students and families. The entire event was planned, created, and hosted by me.