Third graders learned about street artist Kelsey Montague. Combined with the hashtag what lifts you- her artwork showing angel wings is a strong statement about positivity. Yet, at the same time it also engages the public with social media like instagram. People take a picture of themselves in the artwork and post what inspires them in their lives. The wings are filled with smaller images and stories that help make up the bigger picture.
Students began by brainstorming all the things that lift them up or bring them joy, like foods they like, activities they do, places they've been, toys they play with...Once they had their ideas they designed their own pair of wings and used the images from their brainstorm to fill them. Finally, we added patterns to fill in the areas around our images.