Paper Decorating

This is a great project for art teachers to do with the whole school at the beginning of the year. Throughout the day, we decorate paper using several techniques with one grade at a time. When students come in, they gather around the tables to learn about each of 3 or 4 different techniques. Then…

Banners

|| Description: Banners can cover a wide range of subjects, from school rules to insects. Take a look through our gallery to see some examples and get ideas. Students start with a pre-made cloth banner, which is taped to a tarp (usually this project is done on the floor). They write their name at the…

Plant Life Cycle Books

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 2: Students will understand that plants have life cycles and plant growth is affected by many different variables. LIFE SCIENCE CONTENT Life Cycles of Plants Students will collect, sort, and classify a variety of seeds and explore various seed dispersal adaptations Students will identify and explain the major parts of…

Murals

|| Subject: Any || Description: Murals can take many forms. This is a big project that involves 90 minutes to 2 hours of class time. Murals are often the focus of Artist in Residence programs, but can also be a classroom project. Examples: Rainforest Mural: This mural, done in a 2nd grade classroom, focused on…

Portraits

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Portraits can take many forms (see prerequisites). Students start by drawing their subject’s face on a small paper, and finish the drawing with watercolors. || Prerequisite: Students should choose or be assigned a subject. || Variations: Classmate Portraits – students draw a portrait of a fellow classmate. Biography…