1. Tell the students that they will illustrate their haiku using visual art techniques.
2. The students should use provided art supplies to illustrate the words of a haiku poem. If the students have participated in the prerequisite activities, they can illustrate one of the haikus they used to choreograph a dance, or the teacher can provide a haiku poems from this website: KidZone Poetry-Haiku. Provide printed copies of a haiku poem to be displayed next to their illustration, and encourage students to create an illustration that depicts the words used in the haiku.
3. After students have created their visual art, reconvene the class as a whole group. Show the students the online art gallery, Tate Kids Gallery. Ask the students what they notice about the online gallery. (Students may say each piece of artwork has a title, the artist's name, age, and location). Ask the students to think about ways they could display their artwork to other students in the school. Encourage students to think about presentation methods that would make their art more durable (such as backing it with construction paper or laminating it) and allow others to determine the artist (such as including a nameplate). Record students' ideas on a chart. After creating the list, determine the most feasible way to present the art, and write a list of requirements that students must complete to prepare their art. (For example, 1. Glue your haiku artwork to a piece of construction paper. 2. Create a nameplate with a title for your artwork and your first and last name.) Allow students to prepare their artwork for presentation.
4. Reconvene the class as a whole group and introduce the word curator. A curator is a person who organizes artwork for viewing by others. Tell students that they will serve as the curator by sorting their artwork into categories based on subject matter (such as animals, nature, etc.). Announce a category, such as animals, and allow students with art that would fit into this category to group together.
5. Allow each group to decide where they would like to display their artwork within the school. Each group will create a statement to explain the theme of the gallery to visitors, such as "Welcome to the ______ Elementary School Art Gallery. The artwork in this art gallery all have the same subject. It is ______________. I hope you enjoy!"