Last week, I did this project with my fifth graders. We listened to Jazz music and talked about how it has rhythm and movement. I showed students that art can also have visual rhythm and movement. The idea was to get the feeling of the Jazz in our art. We drew a large instrument on our page. Then, we added music notes and designs to our pictures to give it rhythm and movement. Everything was painted with tempera paints (I only gave the students primary colors). We quickly reviewed the color wheel and mixing colors. I encouraged students to mix colors right on the paper, and seeing brush strokes was completely fine.
I just LOVE these! I can almost hear the music now.