How to draw and color an optical design. Add an illusion of depth in the design by using colored pencils coloring techniques. Mix and blend colors. Complete tutorial by artist and teacher Julianna Kunstler.
I loved doing this in art class. Art With Mr. E: Line Design w/Shading - Grade Very cool, fun art shading project from Art With Mr. E. he's an elementary art specialist. Try this with your kids (but I think grown ups would enjoy this too).
Wonkyworld: Cinco de Mayo Have each student create a quarter of a circle to create the large work. We could incorporate this with our mandala lesson. When they finish their individual mandala, they will do one one black paper for the collaboration.
Because we will feature so many rotating specials, the idea of a chalkboard wall is appealing. Or at least a partial chalkboard wall. I'm not crazy about the crates, but I do like the idea of floating boxy shelving.