I love cityscapes. The possibilities for art projects are practically endless. Each year I try a different approach – night scenes – silhouettes – careful perspective drawings – sculptures – using blocks of wood – cardboard collages – newspaper – paint – charcoal and anything else I had around the classroom….
After half a year with my young 4th period students, I knew if we were going to pull this off it would have to be eeeasssy – both to explain, manage, and create.
(and fairly inexpensive – oh, who am I kidding – cheap or free works best!)
Cityscapes – Simplified
You will need:
- Construction paper scraps (precut into rectangles, squares and triangles with my paper cutter – before class.)
- Stickers – lots and lots of small labeling stickers
- Glue and paint brushes (we actually used cotton swaps ) -glue sticks will also work of course
Very open-ended project
- Color the background
- Add buildings
- Add stickers for windows
Love when projects cause such happy faces.