5th Grade
Art Projects for November, December


A Landscape Composition, colored two ways:  This project is a study of landscape drawing, using the perspective technique and the effect of color in a composition.  Students draw a landscape that includes several trees.  They remember to draw using perspective, a horizon line and foreground and background size rules.  They divide their drawing and color one side in cool summer colors and one side in warm fall colors.  They use mixed media, colored chalk and colored pencils to blend their colors.

A Composition with A Decorative Border:  Students are introduced to the art of Mexico, Central America and South America.  They use reference material to draw an object in the center  based upon the culture.  They create a border design that complements the main drawing.  They select 2 complementary colored construction paper, one for the center and one for the border.  They color with crayon and oil pastels

A Study of Gaugain:
  Students create an inside-outside composition based upon this Expressionist artist.  They can use a winter or Christmas theme.  They combine the two views by using similar shapes.  They color in Complementary (opposite) colors like reds and greens, using chalk, crayon and oil pastels.