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Call to Missoula Kindergarten Artists - Missoula Monster Project 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020Sunday, May 31, 2020
Call to Missoula Kindergarten Artists - Missoula Monster Project 2020

ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and MCPS Fine Arts Program team up each year for the annual Missoula Monster Project, with this year marking the sixth year of the project. Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists working together to create “monster art” based on monsters dreamed up by the children. This project’s purpose is to bring more art to Missoula youth, and in an effort to foster that, 100% of the earnings from this show will go towards ZACC's youth education programs.

WHAT WE NEED:
Missoula’s kindergarten students to create original monster art!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Using information and instruction provided virtually by MCPS Fine Arts Program, draw a monster and submit it to the ZACC!

PARTICIPATION DETAILS - UPDATED COVID19 VERSION:
Parents of students registered in kindergarten at any one of the Missoula County Public Schools will receive an email notification from the fine art teacher during the first week in May. (Actual date of email will vary depending on your student’s school schedule.) This email will contain information on how to access a monster lesson, with which your student can use to follow as they create their own monster. When finished, your student’s monster will need to then be delivered to the ZACC done via snail mail or digital submission. May 31st is the deadline for delivery. Once all the monsters are collected, we’ll put out a call for adult artists to then “recreate” your student’s original masterpiece.

MONSTER REQUIREMENTS:
Monsters must be drawn on a WHITE 8.5”w x 11”h piece of paper.
Monsters must be drawn for PORTRAIT style display. (Tall not wide.)
All students must complete & submit the following 4 statements about their monsters:
1. My monster likes:
2. My monster eats:
3. My monster feels:
4. My monster thinks:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Submitted art must be created by a student currently enrolled in kindergarten at a Missoula County Public School.
Art must be submitted to and received by the ZACC by May 31st in order to be included in the project.
Art submitted via snail mail MUST include a printed or written copy of the provided form, which includes your student’s information and monster attributes.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Art can be submitted digitally after May 1st via Submittable at:
https://zootownarts.submittable.com/submit/164853/call-to-missoula-kindergartners-create-a-monster

OR
Via snail mail:
216 W. Main St.
Missoula, MT 59802

If submitting art via snail mail, please try to fold it as few times as possible to help preserve the integrity of the original artwork. Please also include: your contact information so we can return the original art when the project is over, student artist first name & age, student's school, and student's 4 statements about their monster.

FAQ’s:
Does my child have to be a kindergartner to participate?
Yes. In an effort to stay as true to the project as possible, we ask that you only submit work by done by kindergarteners. (That said, we encourage getting any and all of your kiddos involved in creating monsters to keep them creatively engaged during the COVID19 lockdown!)

What should my child use to create their monster?
Any 2D medium will work - pencil, ballpoint pen, crayons, markers, Sharpies, etc. - whatever you have easily accessible as long as the final monster is flush with the surface of the paper. (I.e. No glue-ons!)

Do we have to answer the prompts about their monster?
Pretty please!!! The prompt is an extremely important part of the project. The information provided here serves as a reference and aid for the adult artists recreating the monsters. It’s also hard to overstate how much patrons and potential monster adopters LOVE being able to read more about the monsters when they come to visit.

Call to Missoula Kindergarten Artists - Missoula Monster Project 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020Sunday, May 31, 2020
Call to Missoula Kindergarten Artists - Missoula Monster Project 2020

ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and MCPS Fine Arts Program team up each year for the annual Missoula Monster Project, with this year marking the sixth year of the project. Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists working together to create “monster art” based on monsters dreamed up by the children. This project’s purpose is to bring more art to Missoula youth, and in an effort to foster that, 100% of the earnings from this show will go towards ZACC's youth education programs.

WHAT WE NEED:
Missoula’s kindergarten students to create original monster art!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Using information and instruction provided virtually by MCPS Fine Arts Program, draw a monster and submit it to the ZACC!

PARTICIPATION DETAILS - UPDATED COVID19 VERSION:
Parents of students registered in kindergarten at any one of the Missoula County Public Schools will receive an email notification from the fine art teacher during the first week in May. (Actual date of email will vary depending on your student’s school schedule.) This email will contain information on how to access a monster lesson, with which your student can use to follow as they create their own monster. When finished, your student’s monster will need to then be delivered to the ZACC done via snail mail or digital submission. May 31st is the deadline for delivery. Once all the monsters are collected, we’ll put out a call for adult artists to then “recreate” your student’s original masterpiece.

MONSTER REQUIREMENTS:
Monsters must be drawn on a WHITE 8.5”w x 11”h piece of paper.
Monsters must be drawn for PORTRAIT style display. (Tall not wide.)
All students must complete & submit the following 4 statements about their monsters:
1. My monster likes:
2. My monster eats:
3. My monster feels:
4. My monster thinks:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Submitted art must be created by a student currently enrolled in kindergarten at a Missoula County Public School.
Art must be submitted to and received by the ZACC by May 31st in order to be included in the project.
Art submitted via snail mail MUST include a printed or written copy of the provided form, which includes your student’s information and monster attributes.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Art can be submitted digitally after May 1st via Submittable at:
https://zootownarts.submittable.com/submit/164853/call-to-missoula-kindergartners-create-a-monster

OR
Via snail mail:
216 W. Main St.
Missoula, MT 59802

If submitting art via snail mail, please try to fold it as few times as possible to help preserve the integrity of the original artwork. Please also include: your contact information so we can return the original art when the project is over, student artist first name & age, student's school, and student's 4 statements about their monster.

FAQ’s:
Does my child have to be a kindergartner to participate?
Yes. In an effort to stay as true to the project as possible, we ask that you only submit work by done by kindergarteners. (That said, we encourage getting any and all of your kiddos involved in creating monsters to keep them creatively engaged during the COVID19 lockdown!)

What should my child use to create their monster?
Any 2D medium will work - pencil, ballpoint pen, crayons, markers, Sharpies, etc. - whatever you have easily accessible as long as the final monster is flush with the surface of the paper. (I.e. No glue-ons!)

Do we have to answer the prompts about their monster?
Pretty please!!! The prompt is an extremely important part of the project. The information provided here serves as a reference and aid for the adult artists recreating the monsters. It’s also hard to overstate how much patrons and potential monster adopters LOVE being able to read more about the monsters when they come to visit.

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