We studied Diego Rivera this summer and learned about his philosophy about art. He decided that rather than painting on canvas and hanging his work in expensive museums he would give his art to the people for free by painting in public places. I sliced up a Diego Rivera image into 20 pieces and passed them out to the class. The originals were 2″ x 2″ – to be enlarged to 10″ x 10″ so there was a bit of math involved. Then students used a grid technique in order to plot the pieces of the image and work in small pieces. I never showed them the original painting all in one piece. This week we finished working on it and started to put it together. Here are the results.