Each year I give fifth grade a review lesson on elements of art. Students use shapes, texture and color in this lesson. Students learn to overlap shapes by erasing lines that are within a shape. They may use all organic shapes or mix them with geometric shapes. Later, we color the entire paper with marker and finally add texture by adding glue and then sprinkle glitter over the paper. Every things better with glitter! Lastly, we mount our designs on to construction paper.
Brighter colors really make the artwork stand out the best.