Thursday, April 29, 2010

6th Grade Blocks

At the beginning of the trimester I always take the time to show my students how to "gauge" (a drawing technique used to help an artist figure out the angle of an object). The 6th graders gauge wooden alphabet blocks (I'm going to start collecting these for my classroom....I love these blocks that much!). The drawings looked so cool that I decided to make it into a project. My artists start out choosing a phrase that means something to them. Next, they decide on the arrangement of their blocks, a fun font, and a cool background. We finish this project with oil pastels. The pastels really make this project, "pop"!

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