The poster is the de facto choice when it comes to student art. It’s easy to display in a classroom because it doesn’t take up much physical space and every kid gets a nice feeling when their work is displayed. They are also overdone. There are plenty of other cool art ideas that can work in any subject area.
To me, these paper sculptures look like cityscapes, which have all sorts of interdisciplinary applications.
Dioramas take up a lot of classroom space, especially in middle and high school. This is a modern interpretation and can be used to sum up any concept.
Combining mixed media in a sculpture of a bird, students will be able to appreciate both the art of sculpture and nature in a different way.
I can see story plots being presented using these.
There’s a lot of math going on here (I’m thinking Fibonacci sequence). It’s just recycled newspapers rolled with masking tape.
Everyone can work together to cover a major unit. Individual projects becoming one can help foster collaboration and communication, which are higher order thinking skills.
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