♠ Posted by ArtMuse in 5th Grade Lessons at 6:12 PM
I gave each table a reference packet of sheets with birds, various flora, lizards, and designs to use as inspiration. Students tore the edges of the paper to give it a hand-made look and then drew compositions based on a few images I showed them in a Powerpoint. They then outlined their drawing in Sharpie and then colored everything in. I gave them Q-tips to blend the tiny areas of their paper and warned them of over-blending the chalks (making the color dull). Overall they did a great job and there is just something very striking about neon colors on brown paper mounted on black. These are pretty large too, about 14x18" so they are quite striking!