5th Grade Art Project
“Colored Chalk Project”
The 5th grade project introduces students to a new medium, colored chalk, not your old white chalk, like many of us remember, but beautiful colored chalks. During the first lesson students create a large abstract design of their choice on colored construction paper. In the process they learn to blend the chalk colors with their fingers and create interesting effects using various techniques. During the 2nd lesson they learn about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her signature flower paintings and then create a flower drawing of their own incorporating the techniques learned from the first lesson. Students also learn that some mediums are more forgiving and that a mistake made with the chalk can be rubbed out or covered in another layer of chalk and blended together to create something entirely new.