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.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Constellations, 4th Grade
Recently, the fourth grade teachers asked me if I could do a lesson on constellations with the fourth graders. They had been studying space in science, and they thought it would be wonderful to tie it into art as well. I had taught space lessons many times, but had never done a lesson that included constellations. This is the lesson that I came up with.
We began by splattering white paint onto a black piece of paper for stars. Next, I asked my students to look at the stars and create a constellation. Students used gold brads which was pushed into the paper to create their constellation. Then, students used a piece of white string to "connect the dots" and finish the constellation. At the end of class, students gave their constellation a name. After this, students used oil pastels to draw planets, comets, astroids, space ship, and other space objects.
I am quite proud of these! They turned out wonderful.