Project Title: Arcimboldo Oil Pastel Project
Description: Students create a face using only shapes with oil pastels or crayons.
Grade level or Target Age Range: preschool to middle school
Historical Art Examples or References: Arcimboldo’s work
Materials: oil pastel (or crayons), paper
Anticipatory Set: Discussion on shapes and Arcimboldo.
- Draw a face made out of shapes
- Decorate and fill in the shapes
Discussion: Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.
- Who was Arcimboldo?
- What are the shapes?