Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jazz, 3rd Grade

This was my absolute favorite lesson of last year and of course plan on doing it with my third graders again this year. My students are still talking about this project. They just loved it!

Several of them have asked if we could do it again!!!

We began this lesson by listening to Jazz music (the New Orleans kind). I asked students to close their eyes and try to visualize the music. We discussed the concept of showing visual rhythm by using colors and shapes. I told students that the idea behind this lesson was to try to describe jazz music to someone who is deaf.
These were collaged with construction paper. I even let them cut up real music sheets (which I found online). They had to have one large instrument, but the rest was up to them. The last few minutes of class I gave them oil pastels.

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