Although I (rather unfairly) added a writing bit after they thought they were all done. I use "When I did this project, I learned:" sentence starter sheets often with second grade on up, but I added "Something I want you to know about my artwork:" for fifth grade. The student who did the above artwork wrote this:
I was very pleased with the variety of work and explanations:
|I forgot to photograph his writing, but if I remember correctly he wrote|
NOTHING about Henry Ossawa Tanner and lots about military ships.
There was lots of interest in painting sunsets in one class:
And a real religious theme in another:
I was very interested in learning about the life and work of Henry Ossawa Tanner, as were my students, and I can't wait to see what sort of things they make in response to Romare Bearden.