Monthly Archives: March 2013

Masters of Art I: Picasso

In my research for projects inspired by famous artists I ran across a wonderful Picasso project on Mary Making. She rated her project for pre-K and K and I adapted it to be finished in 30 minutes and done by students as young as 18 months. Instead of having the students hand draw their own…

Masters of Art I: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder’s mobiles were the inspiration for our second project in our Masters of Art series. The first day  of this project was spent decorating five cardboard pieces that were pre-cut into various trapezoids and triangles. This lesson plan was a play between open-ended and guided instruction. Students embarked on decorating and embellishing the cardboard…