The Fifth Grade Child
Highlighted Art Concept: Creativity
Fifth grade students are the "great designers". They love adding their personal creativity to almost everything. They are enthusiastic about art and can spend a longer period of time focusing on creating art. They know that depending on what colors and materials they choose, they can evoke a "mood" within their artwork. They also understand that carefully chosen symbols and images can give depth and meaning to their art.
Examples of Art Lessons for the Fifth Grade Child:
- Create puzzle-like artwork planned around positive and negative shapes and spaces.
(Artist: M.C. Escher [1898-1972]
- Create artist trading cards with a theme.
- Apply basic animation techniques to create a story-based flipbook.
Fiber Arts/Mixed Media:
- Origami - Create an expressive paper sculpture with an open or closed form.
- Create a set of symbols to represent different aspects of time spent at school. (Artist: Ida Kohlmeyer [1912-1997])
- Create an expressionistic artwork using unexpected proportions and exaggeration to create mood or feeling.
- Create a miniature fake food sculpture. (Artist: Claes Oldenburg
- Create a foil relief sculpture of a mythical creature in a fantasy location.
(Artist: Armand Point [1861-1932] The Princess with the Unicorn)
- Create a photomontage that has a definite theme.