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, December 6, 2012
Starry Night on the Moon, 3rd Grade
The third grade teachers asked me if I could create an art lesson about space, since they are studying space in science class. Throughout the years, I have done many outer-space lessons with my students and I was somewhat tired of the typical space lesson. So after a little bit of thinking, I decided I wanted to do Starry Night space lesson.
For this lesson, I showed my students Van Gogh's Starry Night. I then asked them how Starry Night might be different if Van Gogh was standing on the moon. They told me that on the moon they would be able to see other planets, space ships, and maybe even aliens. I then asked them to draw these things. My students colored their drawings with oil pastels and then painted the sky with watercolors.