Found Object Sculptures 

Inspired by Louise Nevelson, second graders created a found object sculpture by working with their classmates. They could bring in an object or choose an object; then they chose where they wanted to glue it and voted on what color the artwork should be painted. PowerPoint: Found Object Sculpture Parent Letter: Found Object Letter (Edit it with your…

Monster Drawing Game

Second grade students played a drawing game by working together to each create part of a monster.  Supplies: 12″ x 18″ construction paper Pencil Markers Colored pencils It is always fun to shake up an art project by doing it on large paper. I’ve done variations of the exquisite corpse game before. This time I…

Installation Art

Elementary art students worked together to create installation art using everyday materials and displayed them on campus. PowerPoint: Installation Art Art Display Sign: Installation Art Sign Safety Pledge: Hot Glue Pledge Supplies: Whatever extra stuff you have crowding your cabinets! For our art program, I needed to do two things: 1) Fill in the weird schedule gap caused…

Embracing Chance with Circle Art

A collaborative art project that revolves around the element of chance – second graders worked with their table to create sculptures using colorful paper scraps they chose randomly. Supplies: Long scraps of construction paper Cardboard Paint Art Paste Downloadable PowerPoint: 2nd Circle Sculptures My original inspiration for this project was to use up paper scraps. I saw…

Color Theory Branches

Students in third and fourth grade classes worked collaboratively to paint branches using analogous and complementary color schemes. Supplies: Tempera paint Big and small brushes 6 or more branches Dental floss Binder clips or small metal hook Downloadable Sign: Color Theory Downloadable PowerPoint: Collaborative Branches Every quarter I get to collaborate with the Music and…