Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1st Grade Geometric Shape Drawings

This was a good one class period project.  I got the idea from a drawing given to me by a student last year.  The student had filled her whole piece of paper with overlapping rectangles in different colors and I loved how it looked.  Since 1st grade had been covering shapes, it seemed like a good time to do the project.  We reviewed the 5 basic geometric shapes and I asked the students to choose just one to use in their artwork.  The students were encouraged to use lots of colors and also needed to have overlapping shapes.  I tried to get them to use the yellow marker first if they were going to include yellow, to try to keep the markers the original color.  A couple of students tried to use a rhombus but had a hard time drawing the shape.  Circles were the most popular shape chosen but the students could also use an ellipse, rectangle, square, or triangle.


  1. I really like the last one. It has a lot of energy!

  2. What a simple, yet colorful and wonderful art lesson using shapes.