Friday, September 12th marked Beautification Day at Alden Road, but it was also the day of our first-ever outdoor art event: The Art Roll Project!!
Although there were storms everyday earlier in the week, we enjoyed a hot, sunny, and dry day on Friday for this large group project!
Classes around the school were able to sign up for time slots to join the regularly scheduled art classes in this large printmaking project in which we used pogo stampers (large stamps made from spring loaded pogo-like sticks), large print rollers and wheelchairs to paint paper and fabric spread out on the basketball court.
The result: one HUGE colorful art piece!!!
Enjoy the pictures featured here of this special day! *We’ll have more pictures posted soon, but hopefully these will peak your curiosity!
We are looking forward to this Thursday, the 18th which is our Open House!
All set up, now it’s time for paint!
A bit later in the morning…
Our first testing of the large print roller with the wheelchair attachment…
Another student testing out the large roller…
Making a wide turn…
and making sure we hit the corners!
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Our lovely art assistant!
Camera shy, but using the wheelchair as a painting tool!
One of the art classes hard at work!
A student using our large print roller!
Another student using the large print roller, while stylin in her sunglasses.
Time for a paint refill on the large print roller!
Who needs expensive painter’s booties when we have recycled plastic bags?!
Another student ready to get to work on this hot, sunny day!
This student drove her chair (carefully) all over the canvas while adding her large print to the piece!
A wide shot of the full scene…
The final product!
Another look at the final product!
This massive piece has since been cut into smaller, frame-size pieces. Be on the lookout for this work to show up in various forms around the school!