Taking Up the Chalk for the Georgia O'Keeffe Challenge

Teacher Judy Huter took the Georgia O'Keeffe challenge with her 4th grade students to really look at their tulips and create large flower pictures. "The students really enjoyed working with the chalk. I have found if they put white chalk on the paper first, the colors blend so much better." (see lesson >>)

Each piece of artwork was uniquely crafted, "This is the first year that we took pictures of our tulips on a cloudy day. The blossoms on many of the tulips were not entirely open. Hence, the different shapes."

How much do you see when you really look at something?

Sharing the TulipGarden Project with the School Board

Last year my class of 14 students set up tri-fold displays and they explained the lessons we did for Journey North to School Board members. The students were a nice group to work with. We also had a larger bi-fold display with our chalk drawings on one side and our map of the tulip gardens on the other. Many parents came. It was nice to be able to explain what the program was about.

One student said, "This is the best art project we've done all year."

Judy Huter
Council Elementary School, Council, ID