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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

James Rizzi skyscrapers

I've seen this lesson on a few blogs lately, in particular over at the following link. http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2012/02/03/james-rizzi-skyscraper-art-lesson/
They were so colorful and fun I had to give it a try with my own art students.  I did this lesson with grades 4 through 6.  We began by viewing images of Rizzi's skyscrapers.  We noted in particular the wonderful colors and bold lines.  Watercolor paints were used after the drawings were done.  We used both watercolor cakes and liquid watercolor.  It took three 40 minute art classes.
Enjoy these whimsical little masterpieces.



6 comments:

  1. These came out great! I did a Jim Rizzi lesson last year with my 3d /4th grades and they loved it! They had a great time looking at his paintings and finding everything that was going on in them! :)

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    1. Thank you Mrs. C for the nice comment! I'm glad you took the time to comment.

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  2. Rizzi is such fun! I love the cheerfulness of this artwork - your students did a fabulous job!

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    1. Hey Phyl,
      I was checking out your Rizzi work last night after I put up this post. Wow you were quite ambitious with your Rizzi projects! http://plbrown.blogspot.com/search?q=rizzi

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  3. I've been looking at Rizzi for a future project. Probably because I keep finding work inspired by him on so many blogs. Thanks for sharing yours. I love the colors and the FUN they project. I think I will definitely move forward with project ideas for my own students.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Isn't it wonderful to be able to share with so many other art ed. bloggers!

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