The “Rainbow People” of Forest View
Many teachers like to see how students view themselves at the beginning of the school year, and art teacher Marylu Flowers wants to take some of the pressure off by helping students create portraits that reflect how they see themselves, but may not look exactly like them. She also wants to celebrate the diversity of Forest View, with many countries and ethnic groups represented, but acknowledges this can be a hard concept for young people to depict in art. And so she created the Rainbow People project. Second, third, and fourth grade students engaged in a monochromatic art study, using mostly one color to create a portrait. Students also included three-dimensional detail and interesting backgrounds. Check out our Rainbow People of Forest View outside the school cafeteria.