Friday, January 28, 2011
Our last hour of the day was devoted to an art project. I found this cityscape lesson on the internet @ http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/ . The students really seemed to enjoy it. Some thought it was the coolest thing they've ever seen! It was a lot of fun! Here is how we did it. First I made cityscape templates out of tag board. I gave each student a template and they put the template on their black construction paper (starting at the top of construction paper). They then proceeded to make thick chalk lines on the top of the template. Once they had a line of chalk across the top of the entire template the students used their fingers to "push" out the chalk onto the construction paper. This give the appearance of city lights. I had them then trade a template with their desk buddy and start the process over making another layer of the city below the first. Once they had their templates finished they went back in and used yellow chalk for the building windows. Then they created stars and a moon. It was a simple and quick project.