8th grade, Art Cafe, Ms.Slomowitz

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AJA art students are participating in a national school wide art exhibition offered by Crayola.

The overall theme is: Empowering Students through Creative Leadership, while each grade level has an age appropriate theme.


Each student has the opportunity to explore their own personal vision, confront their fears, become collaborators and learn to balance priorities. Finalists in this art contest will have their original art project donated to the U.S. Department of Education to become a part of the permanent collection of children’s art on display in Washington, DC and the department’s regional offices.

Each student whose work is selected for the curated collection will receive $200 worth of Crayola products and a plaque featuring a replica of the student’s original artwork.


The theme for 8th grade was: What does it mean to walk in a leader’s shoes?


Students could choose to:

Draw a shoe of a classmate you respect and frame it with a message that their leadership inspires.

Paint a historical artifact that shows leaders walking. What doesthe art say about the era and their leadership?

Imagine yourself as a leader of another country. Draw a circle of shoes at a global leadership meeting you would hold.