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The goal of this project is to bring Ancient History to life through the exploration of paint creation, and use. Students will create paper cave paintings. They will paint ceiling tiles with representations or expressions of their life, culture and ideals. One of the creations will use applied math as students select or create an image that they will represent in two sizes. To go from one size to another, students may start with a large image and scale it to fit paper, a wall or a ceiling tile; or students may start with a small image and scale it up. Students will apply scale factors or use proportions learned in math to accomplish this. We expect to reach about 240 students each year.

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Caves, Papers, Walls and Ceilings Oh My!

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School:
Deltona Middle 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Martin F Thomas 
 
Joyce S Price 
Students Impacted:
240 
Grade:
Date:
September 8, 2017

50% Funded

 

 

Only $499.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

The goal of this project is to bring Ancient History to life through the exploration of paint creation, and use. Students will create paper cave paintings. They will paint ceiling tiles with representations or expressions of their life, culture and ideals. One of the creations will use applied math as students select or create an image that they will represent in two sizes. To go from one size to another, students may start with a large image and scale it to fit paper, a wall or a ceiling tile; or students may start with a small image and scale it up. Students will apply scale factors or use proportions learned in math to accomplish this. We expect to reach about 240 students each year. 

 

What will be done with my students

This will be a multi-week project as students start by exploring the creation of paint and using representative material try to make, use and evaluate effectiveness of different paint combinations. Students will simulate cave paintings using events from their lives. To generate student expression and hopefully pride in our school and community they will be given opportunities to paint ceiling tiles in our school. The paintings will incorporate images and phrases that encompass the attributes of the student’s lives, and reflect their cultural backgrounds, telling a story like a cave painting.
In one of the activities, students will discuss how prototypes are used to create actual pieces of art as well as buildings. Needing scale factors to accomplish this; one of students’ projects will include creating a painting or drawing and scaling it up or down to be painted on a paper wall or ceiling tile.
This activity will be incorporated and refined in following years to best benefit student learning in an interactive, cross-curricular manner 

 

Benefits to my students

The project will benefit the entire Deltona Middle School community of approximately 1150 people. Students will find purpose in some of the math concepts taught which is an invaluable aspect. They will have the opportunity to live and record history in our school through their art work. Students will learn about different cultures and perspectives when seeing them expressed artistically. This will generate a connection to and appreciation of other members of our community. 

 

Budget Narrative

The chalk, grinding bowls and glue will be used to experiment with creating paint. We will supplement these materials with flowers, grasses, and other items not requested through this grant to broaden the experience. The remaining material will be used in creating cave paintings on papered walls, or ceiling tiles. Amazon, Lowes, Michaels, Walmart and Global Industries will be used as vendors.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 3 DUAL TIP BRUSH PENS with Fineliner Tip - Set of 12 @ $20.00/pack $60.00
2 2 packs of 126 pieces of side walk chalk @ $22.00/pack $44.00
3 6 Mortar and Pestle Set with Cover Premium Double Solid Stainless Steel Grinder Bowl @ $16.00 each $96.00
4 19 gallons paint @ $15.00 a gallon $285.00
5 3 packages, 2” brushes @ $15.00 per pack $45.00
6 2 packages, 1” foam brushes @ $6.00 per pack $12.00
7 5 packages, 5 piece hobby brush set @ $15.00 per pack $75.00
8 2 package, drop cloths @ $52.00 per pack $104.00
9 10 paint can @ $3.00 each $30.00
10 31 paint cups@ $3.00 each $93.00
11 10 paint keys @ $0.50 each $5.00
12 Various stencils @ $5.00 per stencil $75.00
13 1 roll paper 36” x 1000’ @ 75.00 each $75.00
  Total: $999.00

50% Funded

 

 

Only $499.00 Needed

 

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