Students create a master work mural from matrix grid. Prior to this lesson, students have had color theory and know all of the color plans and what colors work best to match value scale (high key and low key colors). Lesson builds a sense of "community" - all parts are needed to make a whole. All students' work is exhibited. This would make a nice display for open house/parent night - or for a wall display announcing up coming art show (later in the year).
Last year for art, my daughter used Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes. One of the suggestions in the book was to do some specific art warm-up activities. These allowed for practice with duplication, matching, and mirror imaging. In order to make