Can you believe today is Opening Day? The weather is certainly no indicator this week. For the past thirteen years, students in my art classes have been drawing David Ortiz. His baseball jersey is a frequent site in the hallways of MSMS from early Spring to late October until Tom Brady and Gronk take over.
This Spring I have decided to have students collaborate on several large scale paintings celebrating David Ortiz. In each class we select two students to work on the canvases. All students in all three grades are helping out on this project. Students in each grade have completed a painting assignment this year, and now the skills and knowledge acquired are being utilized on a collaborative project.
We are hoping to have paintings finished for Opening Day in Boston, which is April 11th. Keep the homeruns coming, “Big Papi.”