Today is the last workday for a while and I certainly made it count. My to do list is completely marked through! These pictures are the last lesson my fourth graders have been working on. I called the lesson "A Trip to the Art Museum", but I incorporated printmaking and drawing people in motion. I ordered these stamps (they come in a set of 5) and they feature famous works of art : "Sunflowers" ,"Starry Night", "The Mona Lisa", "American Gothic" and "The Scream". The kids chose the three they liked the best and stamped them to look as if they were hanging in a museum. We then talked about using a stick person as a foundation and building the up to be 3-dimensional and in different types of movement. The kids did great! I picked a few to put on the blog that really impressed me. One student actually made the reflection in the floor for the people and another student drew a kid running from a parent chasing them through the museum-too funny. This lesson was a great way to incorporate art history, printmaking and figure drawing!