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Paintbrush Rocket | Fourth & Fifth Grade Lessons
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Fourth & Fifth Grade Lessons

These Fantasy Castles are inspired by the 1950's Disney illustrator Mary Blair AND Lisa Congdon, a current illustrator/artist. Mary Blair Lisa Congdon - must have an influence by Mary Blair, similar, yet unique. I completely love any kind of simple shapes in bright colors!  And when I...

I stumbled upon the artist Ton Schulten several years ago when I found a calendar of his paintings. I became hooked immediately! I love his bold colors and unique compositions with simple shapes. Lots of verticals and horizontals, easy to divide your paper for a...

This is still one of my favorite displays we made for our arts festival in 2006.  We focused this lesson on WARM and COOL COLORS and DECORATIVE LINE PATTERNS.  Each student painted a 18x24 piece of student watercolor paper with either warm or cool colors,...

These Dog Heads are inspired by Rudkin Studio. Aren't these completely AWESOME!!!!       It would be way too much to make the whole body, so I focused on just the heads.  An older grade level could make the whole body.                        ...

Dia de los Muertos is a time to remember and honor family members who have passed.  In Mexico it is a national holiday.  Families participate in parades and set up their own offerendas, (offering tables) with food and wine which are adorned with sugar skulls...

   My fifth graders loved this project this year.  Depending when their birthdays fell, many of them are dragons according to the Chinese Zodiac. I found some great photos on Flickr of real Chinese New Year celebrations around the world for a Smartboard presentation.  The colors and...

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