Art – Cows on Parade

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Holy cow.

This was a HUGE undertaking, but the results were SO awesome!  I highly recommend this project for any art teacher!

What am I talking about?  A parade of cows, of course!  I had all three art classes participate in this project, and it was so cool to see all the themes.

During the first class, we decided on the themes.  I wrote them on the board, so all the classes could see what everyone else was choosing.  I didn’t want kids to pick the same theme, and although there were a couple that got close, they were still different enough to accept.  The kids also started tracing their cows onto a large piece of white poster board, using a projector.  Once they had their cows draw, I gave them a smaller version on a regular sheet of paper.  This was to get them to plan out all their elements.  I think this REALLY helped most of the kids.  Once that was done, and if I gave them the go-ahead, they started on the real thing.

Using a projector, the kids traced the cows onto large poster boards.

Using a projector, the kids traced the cows onto large poster boards.

Once the large cows were drawn, the students used a smaller version of the cow to plan their placements.

Once the large cows were drawn, the students used a smaller version of the cow to plan their placements.

 

Here are the intermediate skill cows:

 

Here are the advanced skill cows:

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