City Collages 

Third grade students cut out textures and patterns from magazines to create a City Collage. Art Lesson Video: City Collages PowerPoint: City Collages Supplies: 9″ x 12″ paper Magazines Scissors Glue sticks Scrap paper to use as glue mats   One of the things I have learned this year with our six day rotation schedule is…

Shape Robots

  To create a collage robot, third grade students cut out and glued down overlapping organic and geometric shapes. Supplies: Glue Sticks Scissors (mix of small and larger sizes) Construction Paper Pencils, erasers Downloadable PowerPoint: Shape Robots One of the challenges of teaching elementary art is learning to think like a kid again. What is fun?…

The Stunning Simplicity of Notans

Fourth grade art students created notans by cutting shapes out and flipping them to create symmetry. Supplies: Small construction paper to cut out of (I use 9″ x 9″) Large paper to glue onto (I use 18″ x 18″) Scissors Glue sticks Downloadable PowerPoint: Notan I was unsure about doing a notan project with 4th graders….