Art Class ages 3-62:32:00 PM
I loved this book because it encompassed the whole idea of art--starting with something ordinary, and using creativity to turn it into something awesome!
Here is the lesson plan for the class:
SHAPES IN ART
1. Show children shapes and have them identify them: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and diamond. You could also add an oval, a star, and/or a hexagon.
-Posted are: Composition in Red, Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian, Dedication Page of a Moralized Bible, from Paris, France, and Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
5. Tell the children to tear, cut, crinkle the paper... whatever they want to do.
-You could do an example or two with the same torn or cut pieces of your own to show them what to do.
-If they are having a hard time deciding what to do, ask them what their favorite toy, or place is.
7. Help them create!
-a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and diamond cut from construction paper (add other shapes if you want)
-3-5 prints of art with recognizable shapes (ie: Composition in Red, Blue and Yellow, the Dedication Page of a Moralized Bible and Starry Night)
-the book, "Perfect Square"
Art Materials List-
-a few hole punches
-crayons or markers or colored pencils (for the details)-optional: one alternate craft/art item (pipe cleaners, puff balls, tin foil)