This blog is a working record of my experience as an elementary art teacher. My successes, not-quite-successes, ideas, inspiration, projects, challenges and general art classroom "stuff" can be found here, along with some tidbits about life outside the classroom once in a while.
This lesson started out as abstract portraits, gathering up facial features from a variety of magazine sources to combine into something especially crazy looking. Here was my example:
Some kids stuck with this, but after I turned them loose they began adding a little more... and a little more... until some of them had created some good examples of surrealism. I guess it turned into a teachable moment on surrealism, and it was time to whip out the Dali artwork. :)
Here is some of their work: