This is a new project that I attempted this year thanks to THIS blog. I am wanting to introduce art history to the students without making it boring. I began with giving them a list of about 20 artist for them to choose from to decide their own artist to research. They needed to choose an artist, fine their date of birth/death-what their artistic style was-5 fun facts-and their most expensive piece sold. They choose their favorite painting from the artist and painted them on the bottles.
Before they painted I had asked my school to bring in bottles and they did a great job. I soaked the bottles over night and had the students help me peel off the labels, and then we used house paint and painted the bottles white. I have about 75 students so it took a couple days just getting the labels off it was just an easy thing to keep them busy while finishing another project.
The only thing I can think of doing different is not including Keith Haring, once the students saw his work they were all jumping on doing his, I just think it was a little too easy for them. Also I think in the future this will not be my first painting project with the students!
Over all this was a great and fun project and the students really looked forward to taking these home.