April 15, 2024

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Art Shines Through

Collaborative Mural Inspired by Tula Pink – Art is Basic

I wanted to share our wonderful results of this collaborative mural project inspired by the artist Tula Pink‘s Tridazzler Quilt. This idea was created by Don Masse, of Shine Brite Zamorano. Check out his blog here to see the directions for this project.

Here is the Tridazzler Quilt the project was inspired by.

We precut squares and triangles for the kids. First, they glued the triangle to the square. Then they used a ruler to draw the lines and then colored in with Crayola Twistable crayons and construction paper crayons. We had kids in all of our classes K-8 create a square. The older kids helped glue and draw the lines for the kids in grades K-2 (so all they had to do was color). The kids in grades 7/8 enjoyed arranging the pieces and deciding how it would all come together. It was a fun and great project to work together as a community to create something beautiful for our school. Thanks, Don, for your generous sharing of ideas!

About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.