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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dali Clocks, 1st Grade

1st graders have been recently learning to tell time. When I was asked to create a lesson around this topic, the first thing the jumped into my head was Salvador Dali and his melting clocks. I began this lesson by showing Dali's "Persistence of Memory." My students loved talking about this painting. They love all the "odd" things that can be found in this painting.

To create our own "Melting Clocks," we drew unusual shape clocks onto construction paper. It is best to show the students where to put to numbers. (I found it easiest to put the 12, 6, 3, and 9 on the clock first) We then glued our clocks onto black paper. Only we didn't glue them flat, but bent to stick up off the page. My students thought this was cool!

Some of my students have told me that this was their favorite art project Ever! This surprised me, but I am glad when students are excited about their project.


  1. This is a cool idea. One of my after-school students in 1st grade was drawing a bunch of different clocks the other day and I didn't realize the relevancy until now :)