Mikado Backdrop Coming to an End

These past three weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and trying to get all Drawing/Painting I students to contribute to this unique experience of painting the backdrop for North’s upcoming play, “Mikado”.  We had our obstacles as you can see from the photos below. 

Students were asked to break into groups or work alone to come up with a design that best represented this play (based on an initial sketch from Mr. Johnson). To work on an idea when it is not yours can be a challenge and the effort can be minimal. However, these students welcomed the opportunity to work on a large-scale painting and worked well in a group setting. 

This marks our 4th project working with Mr. Johnson. 

Here are some photos documenting the process.