Project

Creating a mixed media mural with high school students

The general problem forming the basis of this project was the challenge of incorporating technology in the creation of a mixed media public mural. Schools in America today include a diverse student body. Creating a mural together involved learning to work together in diverse groups, creating school pride and an awareness of classes offered in Visual Arts and Technology department. The procedure included group work, internet research, digital photographs, building a mural panel, mixing mediums of paint and photographs. The panel was viewed by students, parents, administrators and the Natomas community during the mural art reception. 
 
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 A variety of books, magazines, periodicals, internet sites, interviews, and personal experiences were sources of data.
 
 Conclusions Reached
 
 Mixed Media Murals was produced successfully in the High School Classroom. The incorporation of technology lessens the fear of failure. Group work engages student interest in the community, creates lifelong friendships and memories. The experience taught students how to work together to finish a project. The students learned about their own special skills. This project taught problem-solving skills, many ways to build a panel, the correct way to add photographs, and the perseverance that is needed for a successful project.

Project (M.A., Education (Curriculum and Instruction) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2010.

The general problem forming the basis of this project was the challenge of incorporating technology in the creation of a mixed media public mural. Schools in America today include a diverse student body. Creating a mural together involved learning to work together in diverse groups, creating school pride and an awareness of classes offered in Visual Arts and Technology department. The procedure included group work, internet research, digital photographs, building a mural panel, mixing mediums of paint and photographs. The panel was viewed by students, parents, administrators and the Natomas community during the mural art reception. Sources of Data A variety of books, magazines, periodicals, internet sites, interviews, and personal experiences were sources of data. Conclusions Reached Mixed Media Murals was produced successfully in the High School Classroom. The incorporation of technology lessens the fear of failure. Group work engages student interest in the community, creates lifelong friendships and memories. The experience taught students how to work together to finish a project. The students learned about their own special skills. This project taught problem-solving skills, many ways to build a panel, the correct way to add photographs, and the perseverance that is needed for a successful project.

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