Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dali's Bird Legged Elephants

Well, we're out of the gates running with fourth and fifth grade. We started with a two-part lesson inspired by Salvador Dali's Elephants:

We watched a hysterical video about Dali;

discussed his life and Surrealism, and drew two very long-legged elephants. The main idea I wanted the students to take from this lesson is that Surrealism takes real things and makes them impossible.
We used marker for the elephants, cut them out, used chalk pastels from the sunset and construction paper for the horizon line.
All in all, very successful and a little creepy...pretty much just like Salvador Dali!

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