Friday, September 30, 2011

Starry Night over Nashville!

Part of our districts art curriculum is to teach first graders about architecture. I found this lesson on Deep Space Sparkle Blog and gave it a Nashville twist. What better way then to relate it to what they know, here in Nashville that is the Batman Building!

Before constructing their own batman buildings, the students looked at Van Gogh's Starry Night and painted their own starry night backgrounds for their cityscapes...
After their paintings were dry, the following class students drew on black construction paper with white crayons to outline their buildings silhouette, cut them out, and paste them onto their beautiful paintings. Finally we also added some colored construction paper clippings for windows. Here are the results...

Find more on our school's artsonia site!

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