This is the first assignment I do with my kids each year. I want them to work together and do something creative that isn’t stressful at first. As we will be doing several grid drawings this year I find it is best to introduce students early on. To make the assignment easier, I find several Art coloring pages (1-4 per class), print these to an 8x11 photo, grid them with 2 inch squares and each student gets 1-2 pieces. The outline is used to simply get the group together and get them talking. I fill out the bullets with random facts about the artist of their image and they are asked to search these and fill out the information about the artist and/or image. Once they do this, they “piece” together their image. Students spend 1-2 class periods recreating their image onto a 5x5 inch square or any other sized square. Colored copies of the paintings are provided for reference and students use colored pencils to complete their drawing. Students get together in groups one last time to compare their image. I have the images taped together and then laminated so that each painting can be hung up all year. Each square ends up very unique, just like the student that created it!
*previews include examples from last year.
*Download includes sample square outlines and the rubric I use to grade this particular project.