5th grade students discussed the difference between an organic and a geometric shape. They created an abstract design in scratch-board by using a variety of lines and shapes. They used rulers or shapes tracers to create positive and negative shapes within their design. After their design was drawn they filled in the spaces with patterns and textures.
Van Gogh Inspired Starry Night~ They started by mapping out their composition with pencil. Then they used oil pastels to create textures and swirls of colors much like the style of Van Gogh. After the oil pastels they painted on top with watercolor paint.
Students reviewed the term "Op Art" that they learned when they were younger and they created a picture that can play tricks with your eyes. They wrote their name in cursive and then traced around and around their name as many times as it took to fill up the negative space on the paper. From far away it may look like a normal picture, but when you get up all close all the lines begin to "move" and play tricks on your eyes.