Here are the lessons I've started (or will soon begin!) with some of the grade levels:
2nd Grade: Imperfection Self Portraits
Second graders learned what imperfections are, and how we all have them (even models!). They are making realistic self portraits including one imperfection, and adding color to them using tissue paper.
4th Grade: Press Pause: Zig-Zag Paintings
In this lesson, students talked about busy activities they did and relaxing activities that help them to “press pause.” They will be making “zig-zag” paintings that show them doing a busy activity from one angle and a relaxing activity from another angle. To brainstorm what makes an artwork look busy or calm, they found similarities and differences in two artworks- you can check these out in the hallway!
|This is an example of a "PostSecret"|
5th Grade: Secret Box
The students will look at some of Frank Warren's PostSecret postcards to learn that sometimes people have a secret goal or a secret fear that they aren't ready to share yet. They will make a box to hold a secret of their own, and decorate it using stamping and collage.
I am also finishing up two of Mrs. Tannert's lessons right now: Kindergarteners are working on “Ugly Bugs” and Third Graders are finishing up a project on color theory. I am excited to start my own lessons with these students soon!