Pop Art Prints - a great way to combine printmaking techniques with Art History! Another twist? Photocopy (black and white) students' school pics, group into four, and have each child color over with oil pastels, a la Andy Warhol. Mount on black construction paper.
Create "The Scream" in 2-D and 3-D interpretations. The most expensive painting ever sold to date. How cool would it be to use this idea with other artists as well, creating soft sculpture art dolls for the focal point in famous portraits!
After introducing my 6 grade students to Oaxacan wood carvings they each trace a gecko shape and plan their paintings. These are done with tempra on card stock quality paper. We bend the legs to create a 3-D look when mounted.