Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aboriginal Folk Art

One Art Project- Two Grade Levels

If you're like me you've switched around and taught at different  grade levels. Me, I've taught  them all-   high school, middle school and elementary level. What if you have a favorite lesson, but you're switching to a different grade level? You might think- can I take this lesson with me and make it work at a different grade level?

I thought it would be fun to look at one art lesson- Aboriginal Folk Art, and see how to interpret it at two different grade levels- 2nd grade and 7th grade. You'll see that you can make it work.

Second Grade

The second grade  made a mixed media version. We started by drawing our animal with colored pencils. We then created a  colored paper collage background. The last step was to add in white painted dots. 


Seventh Grade

This seventh grade version is a drawing projects. It was made with a combination of markers and Sharpies for the stripes and patterns in the background. Colored pencils were used for the animal and metallic pencils for the internal organs. 

They're still learning about Aboriginal Folk Art, but interpreting it at a more sophisticated level.
So, you can see. If you do have a favorite lesson, you can take it with you when you switch grade levels. There are ways to change up and modify them and have them work. You don't have to leave them behind.

So you have any favorite lessons that you've had to change up when you changed grade levels? I'd love to hear about it. You can comment below.

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