Thursday, February 26, 2009

Art lesson for 4th grade

This is a really wonderful art lesson I tried out on my 4th grade students a few months ago. The lesson is all about VALUE. We practice the value scale on some scrap paper before we get started with some black water color and water. The kids love to make the different shades.

Second we draw a face on white paper and "chop" it into different pieces making sure we draw lines all the way to the end of the paper.

Third we colored everything in with different values.... by now the kids know all about it. We matted our work on black paper and enjoyed some nice comments from other teachers, parents and students about our ART work.

I wish the pictures where better (taken with my iphone) but wanted to share the lesson since it was such a hit. Remember that VALUE is one of the elements of ART and very important for our kids to learn.


Migraine Chick said...

wow..I wish I had an art teacher like you. I'm going to try this project myself! Hope your migraine is backing off for you!

Jeanette said...

You are so nice :) This was one lesson that all the kids loved working with including their classroom teacher.