Lesson Plans

Moody Monsters

Collage project for Kindergarten-Grade 1.  Students use paper scraps to create monsters that express different emotions. Glad Monster Sad Monster by Ed Emberley is read for inspiration. 

The Full Picture of Me

Watercolor and human anatomy project for Grades 2-3. Students learn about different proportions of the body and how they relate to each other. They use self-expression in the border of the picture and learn different watercolor techniques.


Texture Butterflies

Students explore the school to gather crayon textures throughout the building and school grounds. The textures are used to create watercolor resists and then for collages. 

Steamroller Printmaking

Students in Grades 4-5 create collagraphs using small woods pieces glued onto boards. The pieces are printed during a community steamroller printmaking gathering. 

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Birds of Fantasy

Sculpture project for Grade 3. Birds were constructed with foil, papier mache, and found objects. Students were studying birds for project based learning. 

Papier-Mache Pinata Pets

Sculpture Project for grades 4-6. Students build pinatas using balloon and cardboard form. 

Gelli Prints

Grades 6-8 learn about texture, positive and negative space and how to use gelli printmaking techniques. 

Thiebaud Paintings

 High-school Students learn about color theory while painting food objects, inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud. 

Clay Monsters

Hand-building clay lesson for middle and high school.