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Explore proportion and geometry! Create a vibrant watercolor of your bedroom.
Ask each student to bring in a photograph of his/her bedroom.
Provide each student with a piece of Crayola® Giant Marker and Water Color Pad Paper, Crayola Washable Watercolors, Crayola Colored Pencils and a paint brush.
Instruct the students to use a colored pencil to draw the outline of the major shapes in their photograph. Encourage the students to keep a list of all the geometric shapes they find (circles, perpendicular lines, squares, rectangles, etc.).
Ask the students to put themselves in the painting, but completely out of proportion.
Ask students to use watercolor to create vibrant representations of their bedrooms. Encourage the students to experiment with contrasting colors.
Once the watercolor paint is dry, ask students to imagine what life would be like if they were really the size they see themselves in the painting. Instruct students to find a partner to discuss the shapes they found in their art piece as well as their ideas of life in that “world.”
How did they determine the proportions visible in the art piece? Encourage the use of math vocabulary during this discussion.
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