Last weekend I completed "Spring Fling 2011", a photo collage art project featuring all 27 of my son's first grade classmates. Just before Thanksgiving my brother-in-law and I photographed the children in the classroom. I explained my job as an art director for advertising, and told them that they were all "Talent" or "Models" for my project.

Slideshow presentation of creative process to the class.

This morning I went back to unveil the final product via a Big Screen Presentation complete with music. I described the "client presentation" process, and told them they were the clients. They were very good clients, since they liked everything. I gave them each "leave behinds" of an 13 x 19 archival giclee (archival poster print suitable for framing) and a personalized 5x7 image with a link to this post. It is really fun how excited the kids are when they see themselves on the screen for the first time. They were very well behaved, though, as Mr. Grass, the principal, sat in on the presentation.

This is the final installment of a 4-part series. Last year I created a fall scene named "Fall Fun 2010". Two years ago I did a summer scene called "Summer Break 2009" and three years ago a winter scene titled "Snow Day 2007". Each artwork featured a castle to represent the school name, Castle Heights.