All too often, a poster or space-filler will be used, to occupy that empty space like an advertisement at a bus stop-- a transient, futile message that remains unnoticed to passersby.
Don't get me wrong--teachers are the busiest, most multi-tasking people I have ever known. Display boards are time consuming and often feel frivolous compared to all else being juggled in a day's work.
This is where the art teacher comes in. We have the responsibility of being the central point of the school, like a visual heartbeat of the student body. The work that we make with our students should occupy those empty display boards year round--to advocate for the arts programs within the school and to reflect the personalities of the student body. It is my responsibility to help out as much as I can within the visual aspects of the school.
|This display board was created for Back To School Night. It reads, "Art ties learning to life"|
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Or reuse old displays! This one I found when cleaning out the art room. A beautiful collage representing our town, Hellertown, PA. I added "We are a community" underneath and vvvvualah! Since it hadn't been seen for a few years, it felt like new to the school environment.
|The kiddos all crowded around the morning it was hung.|