Do w/o sculpt part - Students looked at various examples of cityscapes, specifically the collage work of Romare Bearden. Students created their own mixed media cityscapes by layering various types of cardboard, cork board and wood pieces, painting it black and adding oil pastel for color and texture.
Grade level makes a mountain range - give several small squares to each student and ask them to cut them into two pieces, retaining at least one flat side and its corners. Then collect all the papers and organize them by height and stick them together. Great collaborative work!