I’ve been using these boxes to illustrate the Art Elements and Principles with my students this year. I piled them up in the window a while ago, and my kids are constantly shifting them around to suit their artistic whims.
I smiled today when I saw that someone had provided their version of …. Space!
Fifth Graders began a Crazy Cactus art project this week. The project is a great way to review the art elements; my 5th graders were amazed to find six of the seven art elements as they viewed my sample of the project.
We began by drawing a simple cactus with big black markers and adding patterns, then coloring in the patterns with crayon. Next we rubbed chalk on the background, blending with a tissue for a softer look. Next week we’ll add details with puffy Renkly paint and stick on the cactus spikes – more finished pictures to follow!
This project is adapted from a great book – Dynamic Art Projects For Children.