Character Landscapes

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Two weeks of classes and my students are already radiating with creativity! During our first club meeting, I wanted the members from different grade levels to get to know each other, at the same time, start off with the first art project.  While quickly browsing through pinterest, I found this cool idea, decided to make a little modification to fit a 1 hour and 30 minute class, and called the project “Character Landscapes”.
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The procedures are quite simple. The students were asked to share some of their good traits to their groupmates first.  The students were then asked to draw some curved lines across the paper. In between the spaces of each line, each member was asked to write the best trait they have. All the lines were  then traced with black or brown oil pastel. Finally, all the spaces were painted with watercolor or a thin layer of poster paint. Here are examples of the art club’s output.
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