For this lesson 1st graders looked at the artist Paul Klee for inspiration.
"Castle and Sun" By Paul Klee
This lesson was inspired by a fellow art teacher. I created stencils of famous buildings around the world including: The Eiffel Tower, The Statue of Liberty, The Taj Mahal, The Space Needle, and The Chrysler Building. We started class by talking about architecture. I then showed students the stencils and they were to see if they could recognize them. Amongst all the 1st Grade classes all of the buildings were recognized. Students were to trace five buildings overlapping them, they used sharpie marker to trace. When students were done tracing they used watercolor to make each shape created a different color. For the first few class I used watercolor, it got a little messy so we switched to watercolor crayons, which worked much better.