We had school picture day recently and we made some mixed media collages of monsters as if they were dressed up for picture day as well. The results are just adorable and so funny!
We covered lots of concepts and skills, like color mixing, texture, craftsmanship, and working from our imaginations. On the first day, we painted two papers - one primary and one secondary that we mixed.
The next lesson we cut a large organic shape from one sheet for the body and glued it to the other, then used the leftover scraps for things like horns, arms, or teeth. On the last day of the lesson, we used a "fancy scrap" of scrapbook paper to make accessories like hair bows or neckties, and added texture with our construction paper crayons. That simple step of adding the crayon texture really made a big difference.
We had an art walk at the end of the third class, walking around to see everyone's art and offering compliments. It was a really wonderful time in the art room.