We stacked the totem today using some net stands from the PE dept that we borrowed, just to get a sense of how the heads stack. I threw the spacers on the wheel and the students finished painting them today.We are going to make two totems and wonderful Jim Malone is going to build us boxes, sort of like planters with concrete in the bottom and then we will add the poles and stack the animals. That way we can move them around the school and they can visit different areas instead of living on the playground. We are going to build the boxes tomorrow and hopefully finish up this "one week" residency!
The students had to research an animal, do a drawing or painting and then create the sculpture. This has been quite an undertaking but what fabulous results!!!
Now, if I could just get paid. The history with that over the past six months hasn't been too good. I ask myself why I keep doing this, and then I see results like this. I just wonder if anyone that ever hires me has to continually go to their boss and ask when and if and how much they are going to get paid each week? Doubtful, don't you think?!
Here are some fun pictures of the proud artists!