5th Grade
Art Projects for February:

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 Matisse:
  Students create an inside-outside composition based upon this Expressionist artist who created compositions that showed two views in one drawing. They combine the two views by using similar shapes and colors in both areas.  They color the composition in Complementary (opposite) colors like reds and greens, using mixed media technique, chalk, crayon and oil pastels.