This is one of those lessons that I just didn't get around to posting. These may or may not have been completed by my 5th graders in May---BUT they're too good not to share.
In this lesson we looked at the art style of surrealism. Of course we looked at the work of Magritte and Dali. If your school has a BrainPop subscription, they have an awesome presentation for both elementary and middle school students.
This lesson was quite simple, yet it really got the students to think. I ran across this image online that inspired these surrealist bulbs!
I also gave the students a couple handouts to get their ideas a-brewing. The target here was to create a surrealist type world, event, or scenario inside their lightbulb.
This lesson cut it pretty close to the end of the school year so most students chose to fill in their background with a little watercolor and salt technique--definitely can't go wrong there!