This is the first project I did with my second graders. We talked about vertical and horizontal lines, as well as primary colors. We used black tape to make the lines and then watercolors to paint our squares. The next lesson, I talked about 3D art vs 2D art. I was observed by one of my university professors for this lesson and my students were terrific! We started off that lesson by making marshmallow and toothpick sculptures as an engager. The students then hot glued chunks of foam onto their paintings before gluing square pieces of primary colored paper on top. This made some of the squares pop out.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA Membership Chair.