Collaborative Collage Art Featured at Festival of Art
The FCS Grandiloquent Tree is a collaborative collage created by students in grades kindergarten through fifth at Franklin County Elementary in Eastpoint. Students explored the use of decorative patterns and gold leaf in Gustav Klimt’s mosaic frieze entitled, The Tree of Life.
Students in lower elementary classes made tree bark rubbings and painted pieces of corrugated cardboard for the trunk of the tree. Upper elementary students created Zentangle Patterns for the sky and grass. Several classes of students painted popsicle sticks to adorn the border of the 4 foot by 4-foot artwork. Shredded paper, leaf rubbings, and cork bottle stoppers were added to embellish the art piece.
The FCS Grandiloquent Tree collage activity served as an introduction to a unit on trees where students are creating personal works of art, sprinkled with creative writing, to raise people’s awareness of the importance of trees.
The FCS Grandiloquent Tree can be viewed at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art (HCA) during their April festival of art, poetry, history, science and storytelling in appreciation of Apalachicola's beloved canopy of trees and in recognition of Apalachicola's designation by the National Arbor Foundation as a Tree City USA.
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