4th graders reviewed the art elements of line, shape, and pattern. They also reviewed the term overlapping. All of these elements had to be included in their initial mitten drawing. This mitten drawing was crazy though, because these are not pairs of mittens, they had to design FOUR different mittens. Each mitten had to have a different design, using pattern, lines, and shapes. Two mittens had to be overlapping as well. Once the drawing was done they painted them in with tempera paint, painted the background with liquid water color. And finally once everything was dry, they used oil pastels to add outlining details.
(* I saw a painting sample on thepaintbar.com for the inspiration for this project.)