5th graders participated in a contest for the 2022 Burns Park Run T-shirt design. Students worked individually or in groups to create an aesthetically pleasing design for the shirts. After the designs were made the three 5th grade classes chose the top 3 designs in their class to move on to be selected by the BP Run coordinators. The coordinators then chose the top 3 from the top 12 designs and those 3 designs are given to a graphic designer to use as inspiration for the t-shirt designs.
Students had a discussion whether they thought graffiti is a form of art and when it is appropriate to create graffiti. We looked at famous graffiti artists likes Jean-Michel Basquiat. Students then chose a word that inspires them or that they like and they created their word in a graffiti style. The 5th graders blew me away with their creativity and variety of ideas! Check them out below!