Each project for our Art Show was inspired by a quote from Charlotte's Web and the 5th graders used this quote about the farm at sunrise to make a watercolor painting that incorporated a bit of perspective and pattern making. They also learned about the art of Grant Wood and his rural landscape paintings.
It was so interesting to see the small details emerge in each student's painting. Some have barns while others have houses. Some included animals, fences, ponds, windmills, plants or trees. And their patterns?! Some were very traditional with stripes, dots and chevrons. While others went a little...um...let's just say their crop patterns involved strips of bacon, robot parts and even cute little minions! Looking closer at these pieces really pays off - you can see them on Artsonia.
And, as promised, here is the lesson plan: