Wednesday, October 30, 2013
5th Grade Musical Cubism
On the next class day I set up musical instruments and a few other objects around the room. I had a guitar, a mandolin, a viola, a trumpet, a flute and a trombone. I added an apple, a manikin, a styrofoam skeleton and a Puerto Rican inspired mask. The kiddos were to divide their paper first using lines and geometric shapes. They were then allowed to walk around the room and draw the musical instruments of their choice. They could use just a piece of one or three. They had to have at least three objects total and then they had to balance the space using color, cut-outs of keyboards and sheet music and/or pattern. The cubism aspect helped the kids be a little less self-conscious about their drawing "ability". All in all I consider it a success. I have hundreds of these posted in the hallway!