We usually do a grid lesson of some sort with our art 1 classes. Several of the teachers have done the community grid project and done them large enough to be great murals. This could be done with original art or one done after a famous artist.
I am teaching high school now, but for most of my years I have done elementary. With my 5Th grade art club I did many murals. I found working on Luann board inexpensive and a way to keep all of the composition errors from being worked out on a wall to being worked out on another surface. Plus it is much easier to contain mess and control behavior.
I love the lessons on the Incredible Art Department website. Ken Schwab's are awesome. He has a nice book out too on drawing.
Susan in Ohio
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> Hi all,
> I found out tonight I got the Nursing Academy art position
> in our local high
> school. My first thought is to do some kind of mural for