Biscayne Community School
Master Peace Project
KEY BISCAYNE BEAUTIFUL"
During May and June 1999, Key Biscayne Elementary School students will be using Internet technology to create a collaborative art project for their school.
Using the artist's WebStudio, students will help create a painting on-line. They will also exhibit their individual drawings in the student web gallery, and they will post their comments in a discussion forum.
On June 1st, all Key Biscayne students are invited to use the Internet to "see the artist" in his studio as he glues the art class's drawings into the large painting. During this time they should be adding their comments in the discussion forum, always focusing on the project's theme. The artist will be responding to some of these messages as he paints.
The art project's theme is "Keep Key Biscayne Beautiful." Think of what you could do (or ask others to do) to keep Key Biscayne beautiful--preservation, education, clean-ups, ideas, action. Then express these in the discussion forum.
On June 4th, the artist will continue working on the painting and will be able to communicate with you in real time using a chatroom interface. The finished painting will be unveiled the following Monday morning.
Through their work students in Ms. Jo Ann Young's art class will inspire their peers to take action in preserving the natural beauty that surrounds their school environment and community.
Key Biscayne Community School
Ms. Darlene S. Mooney, Principal
Logs and Images of Key Biscayne WebStudio Session
Master Peace is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Division of Life Skills, and Regis House, Inc., a non-profit community-based center helping children and families. For more information on the project, events and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Lea Nickless, Art in Public Places Coordinator of Education and Community Outreach at (305) 375-5362, Ms. Fran Brum at Miami-Dade County Public Schools Division of Life Skills at (305) 995-1980, or Mr. Pablo Cortada at Regis House, (305) 642-6400. Miami artist Xavier Cortada is Master Peace's founder and serves as its Artistic Director.