Since I've been proctoring all week for FCAT, I've had some down time.
I've been trying to plan out the curriculum for this nine weeks. I
have the gist of it, but I'm fine tuning. I'd like the students to
create a Book of Elements by the end of the term. For each element,
they will do a page for the book, and then I'll choose fun projects
that relate to those elements. For example, my students will be
learning about line this week. They will create a page of fun line
samples for the book. Then I'm going to teach them about Kandinsky and
have them create abstract cities since my elementary students did so
well with that project. They will also learn about shape this week,
but I haven't come up with a cool page for shape. I've been searching
online and looking through my books, but most of the projects seem kind
of boring...like cutting out organic and geometric shapes out of
construction paper and gluing them down. Next week I want to do the
edible color wheel, and then they will be painting landscapes and
learning about Van Gogh. For texture, I'm going to let them create
painted squares and make textures on them with different objects. Then
they will cut up the pieces and create collages of musical instruments
and learn about Bearden.... I'm still working on a cool still life
idea for value, and an easy but fun perspective project for space. For
form, I want to let them create individual masks.
Anyway, those are some ideas...but I'm still looking for cool projects,
artists to tie in, and some fillers...like creating CD covers for their
favorite band or for a made up band, creating Tags or logos...etc.
Anyway, if you guys have any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Like I
said, I need easy one-day projects for the pages of their book. I
think that I have line, color and texture covered, but I'm still
looking for ones on shape, space and form and value.