In the inspiring tale, "The Dot," by Peter H. Reynolds, a young art student, Vashti, is afraid to draw on paper because she thinks she is not a good artist. Her teacher suggests that she just make a mark and see where it takes her. This journey of how Vashti discovered her creativity with just a simple dot inspired us to fill Panther Hall gallery with our own unique dots!
Here is a video of "The Dot" . . .
In celebration of this book and the encouraging message it brings to art students, schools all around the world join together in recognition of International Dot Day, September 15th! At our school, students worked together to create dots based on different styles of artwork.
Unlike most of our Ranney School art shows, the work on the walls of the gallery for this exhibit is anonymous. (Names are on the back and all art will return home as always!) As we begin our year in art and we are getting to know our new friends, this story by Peter H. Reynolds encourages us to just make a mark and see where it takes us. Our dots represent our working together in unity and support of each other.