This idea came from a 2011 fall issue of Arts and Activities Magazine. I was a little nervous about what it would turn out like, but I was so PLEASANTLY surprised at the student artwork. The magazine article inspired me to ask the students if they were creating a vase- what would they put on the vase? What (instead of flowers) would come out of the vase? The students were then to choose a famous artist through art history and create a project referencing their chosen artist. They could also use any art media they wanted to replicate the "style" of that artist. Here are some of their pieces of work! Enjoy!
My sixth graders were given some choices about what they wanted to do when they worked on 2 point perspective. A lot of them chose making the candy box project (perhaps they like the subject matter way too much) but some of the other options included: dice, a cityscape, initials of their name, inside a room... here are a few of their examples.