Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mosaic Flags

Organizers from the U.P. Honor Flight use student art to welcome veterans to their hotel rooms the night before the flight.  I was approached to see if we could help out with some patriotic art.  This is the project I came up with.
We first talked about what the Honor Flight is and how special it is that veterans are thanked for their service with a flight to Washington D.C. to visit memorials.  We talked about ways that we could say thank you to them, and then we brainstormed some ideas on the board.  Students wrote a short message to a veteran and signed thier first name.  Then we looked at art by Jasper Johns, who is well-known for his flag art.  Finally, I passed out red and blue squares of printed paper and taught students how to glue their flag mosaic together.  As a finishing touch, we used a star paper puncher to add some stars to the blue field.  I did mention that the real flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes.

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