This is a lesson I did a while ago with my 5th grade students. I wanted to repost it because it tis the season. I think this would be a good book for 6th and maybe 7th grade. We created a paper egg in the style of an artist. If you don't know this book... it's worth looking at.
5th grade student were read the book Henri, Egg Artiste by: Marcus Pfister. We talked about how Henri created eggs off from master works such as Van Gogh, Matisse, and Warhol.
Student Thumbnail sketch
We then looked at three artist. This year I choose Roy Lichtensten, Jacob Lawernce and Frida Kalho. The 5th grade student looked at several works of art from each artist. They then created several thumbnail sketches of how they could use the inspiration artwork to decorate an egg.
Students choose a thumbnail to create on a large paper egg. The eggs are created with a tracer and the student draw their image. They then start with large areas and move to the details to when painting. Final step to the work is to add let dry and add the detail with a black marker.