I’ve posted about both of these projects before but I’ve never had the classes make both projects at once or hung them together. I love it!
I love the dirty, messy quality of some of them. I like the flag as the background for the second one. I think the third one has a watercolor look to it. And I love the primary colors in the last one. Enjoy!
I found this lesson on The Smart Teacher Smart Exchange through Facebook. My 5th graders just started this week and they are really doing well with it. We discussed Jasper Johns and his artwork and then looked quickly at the history of the American flag.
I gave them each a half of a piece of newspaper – not newsprint but a real sheet of newspaper. They decided what flag they wanted to draw, sketched it in pencil onto the newspaper, and then traced everything with sharpie. I posted a page of patriotic pieces like the pledge of allegiance and the star spangled banner, my country tis of thee, and America, the Beautiful. They chose snippets out of these to write on their flags.
Next week, we will finish with that and then paint. I’ll be posting more pictures as we continue.