Opening up the Elements
Recently the 6th graders each completed an accordion book about the elements of art! This great project idea was gleaned from the blog A Day in the Life of an Art Teacher. Each page of the book illustrates a different element of art. The students were able to choose from four different painting techniques to create the cover for their book: sponge painting, blending colors, splatter painting (oh my!) and water color/salt technique. This resulted in a variety of book covers that proved to be an array of visual stimulation! The following week, when the covers were dry the students wrote the title of their book including their name which gave the books a more personal touch. The books allow me to assess each student's understanding of each art element.