Art Literacy Program
Broadway Rose Art Contest
🔶Presenters, first thing, please sign onto the Art Lit cart sign-out sheet on the wall. You don’t need a cart for his project, but we have only 2 bags of markers, so only two classes can use them at a time.
These are the supplies you will need:
1. The envelope with your teacher’s name on it (it holds your entry form papers)
2. The folder of instructions
3. A stack of scratch paper (count out what you need)
4. A bag of Sharpie markers (40)
The Project and the Contest Rules
⬨The students are going to use black Sharpie markers to create an illustration for the cover of the play program for the Broadway Rose Theatre production of Cinderella this August.
⬨Two students from each grade will win tickets to the play and prizes too.
⬨The top two pictures will be chosen to be on the covers of the play programs.
⬨There are two different dates on the cover blanks, because one picture from each date will be selected as a cover. Your class may have one date or both, it doesn’t matter.
🔶Broadway Rose has some very strict rules that must be followed.
(The page that shows the list of prizes is just for you to see, you don’t need to read that to the kids.)
The most important rules for the students to follow are:
1. No words may be in the drawing.
2. Only black Sharpie can be used.
3. Don’t draw outside the box.
4. Try to make your drawing big enough to fill the box.
5. The pictures must be your own original ideas, not copies of anything like Disney characters.
6. The picture must be finished and collected during this class period.
🔶Put the “Cinderella Art Contest” page on the docucam so the kids can see the main rules to remember. Go over all rules carefully.
🔶Read the synopsis of the play to the kids, or read a short storybook version (if you bring one), or you can read them the play (leaving out the songs), but it will use up a lot of the drawing time. The play is fairly close to the classic story, but with less emphasis on people’s looks, and more on their personalities.
🔶Tell the kids that this is an illustration project. Remind them that illustration is art that tells a story, just like pictures in a book. It should make people think of the story when they see it. The picture doesn’t have to tell the whole story, it just has to contain some images that are important to that story in particular.
🔶Discuss the images they might use in a Cinderella illustration that would make people think of Cinderella.
🔸The images could be characters, places, or items that are important to the story. If you ask the class, hopefully you will get answers like: • Prince, princess, fairy godmother, mean sisters • Castle, fireplace, village, ball • Pumpkin, mice, carriage, magic wand, glass slipper, clock, moon
🔶Before they start, have the kids write their names on the entry form that is stapled to the back of their sheet. DO NOT USE SHARPIE TO WRITE NAMES, it might soak through and spoil the drawing paper. And we do not have any more. This is it. Help the little ones with this, as the names must be legible. Be certain everyone has a legible and complete name on their paper before starting.
Use pencil or ballpoint to write names, then have kids fold the entry form out from the drawing sheet if they want to so it won’t make a bump under the paper they are drawing on.
🔶 Ask the kids to test ideas on the scratch paper first, in pencil. (We are not supplying pencils this time, as they surely have some in class.)
Sharpie is forever, and no one gets another entry sheet, so definitely encourage them to do pencil sketches before the final.
In fact, if the kids feel better about doing it in pencil first, they can use pencil to do the actual drawing on the official papers. Just be sure they go over all pencil marks in Sharpie or erase them afterwards.
🔶Broadway Rose does not want to see any pencil marks. Let the kids draw as long as possible, and give them a little warning before finish time. If someone’s pen is wearing out, give them another. (Hopefully they will make it through the project. We have more used ones, but no more new ones.)
Afterwards / Clean up
Please make sure you get all the Sharpie markers back. You should have started with 40. If any are truly running out, please put them in the box for re-usable items in the art lit area in the library. We will replace them with some that are less used.
Please put the finished artwork back in the folder, and put it in the back of the box of folders. We will get it over to the District Art Lit Coordinator.
Thank you! April 2019
(*a synopsis for the purpose of saving time during classroom presentation for time to illustrate!)
A young and shy prince, about to turn 21, rules the kingdom. Outside the kingdom lives a young girl, named Cinderella (Ella), with her two mean stepsisters. (Note: this version does not mention a stepmother). Cinderella never complained about the many chores given to her by her step-sisters, Repulsa and Obnoxia. They received an invitation to the Royal Ball, where the prince will hopefully meet his future wife. The step-sisters tell Cinderella that she cannot go to the ball. The night of the ball, a fairy Godmother appears and puts a magic spell on Cinderella, a pumpkin (that turns into a carriage), mice (that turn into horses), etc. Cinderella is ready for the ball, complete with glass slippers. She must be home by the stroke of midnight, as the spell will wear off at the last chime of the clock. At the ball, the stepsisters are talking and dancing with the prince. The prince needs a break, takes off his crown, and heads outside to the terrace. Cinderella arrives at the ball and ends up out on the terrace with the prince. She does not know he is the prince as he is not wearing the crown. She catches him “talking to the moon.” She says she talks to the moon too. They talk a bit more and find out they have things in common. They dance and learn a valuable lesson: “Almost anything can happen when one is least expecting it.” Midnight arrives and the clock begins chiming! Cinderella runs off. The prince runs after Cinderella and the step-sisters run after the prince! Cinderella loses one glass slipper! The next morning there is a kingdom wide search for the girl wearing the glass slipper. The step-sisters hear this (although not knowing Cinderella was the one!) and trick Cinderella into looking in the wood closet for one of the cats. They shut the door and locked her in. The prince arrives and the step-sisters try on the glass slipper which did not fit either one of them. There is a knocking coming from the inside of the closet door. The prince opens it, and out steps Cinderella. She realizes the nice man she was talking to the night before was the prince. She tries on the glass slipper and it fits! The prince asks Cinderella her name and she introduces herself. “Will you be my princess?” the prince says. “I will and we can talk to the moon together.” replies Cinderella. They were married…and they lived happily ever after! [A story about good-heartedness, being yourself, and most of all about wishes and dreams]
~The full script will be on the cart. It is 25 pages.
RULES AND PRIZES
ART LITERACY/BROADWAY ROSE ANNUAL ART CONTEST RULES
• NO WORDS
• ILLUSTRATIONS DONE IN THE CLASSROOM ONLY (NO TAKE HOMES)
• DRAW INSIDE THE BLANK BOX ONLY & STRIVE TO FILL IN THE SPACE
• DRAW ORIGINAL IMAGES (NO COPYING DISNEY CHARACTERS)
• USE A BLACK FINE SHARPIE (NO COLOR)
• FILL-OUT ENTRY FORM AND STAPLE (FACE SIDE UP) TO BACK OF ILLUSTRATION
• ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE DETERMINED DEADLINE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------• TWO WINNERS (ONE FOR EACH PLAY) AT EACH GRADE LEVEL – K-5 (12 winners total)
• TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS – WINNING ILLUSTRATIONS ON PROGRAM COVERS
• WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT A SCHOOL-WIDE ASSEMBLY
• EACH WINNER RECEIVES:
1. Two tickets to the B. Rose Children’s performance – provided by B. Rose
2. A behind-the-scenes tour prior to the performance – by a B. Rose representative
3. A bag of art prizes – provided by the District Art Literacy Program
4. An information packet and congratulatory letter – by the District Art Literacy Coordinator
Here is a link to the the Broadway Rose Theater~ Broadway Rose~Cinderella