As an art teacher, I have found a lot of interesting blogs and art websites that can be very helpful in the lines of professional development. One of my favorite sites is the AOE or Art Of Education. While reading it the other day, I ran across an article that talked about “Legacy Installations”. I quickly realized that we are already doing this right here in Red Oak, Iowa. In fact, we have made these for the last 3 years. While creating these works of art, the children get to experience working together as a team on a piece that will be displayed for years to come, it will be their legacy. Some of the legacy installations we have made in the past include our bottle cap project and our Chihuly chandelier. This year our legacy installation is once again being made partially from recycled materials. It’s in the form of woven tapestries that go along with the Character Counts program.
I posted about these magnificent works of student artwork a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to give you an update on the progress we are making. I hope you enjoy the pictures and plan on coming to our art shows later this spring to see just how beautiful they are.