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Teaching perspective can get old, thus I switch it up as much as I can. My students favorite is still the bird's eye view using one point, and a city scape.

Illuminated Manuscript Letters. Elmers glue on black paper for outline. Chalk pastels aren't as vibrant on black once you've smeared them into the corners and sides (done several before), but vibrant Prisma colored pencils will work. The cool thing is the gold paint pen to make it look like a stained glass window. Very cool!

Art At Woodstock: Design: Color Wheel- color wheels with text tie-in...great literacy connection

Week 1: Stone Age Art.................. Amazing page comparing Petroglyph and Pictographs styles found on different continents

Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914 | Picasso's Cardboard Guitar (1912)... Great for 5th grade sculptural project!

Split self-portrait: half of the face is drawn from observation, other half shows interests