The second graders learned about the artist Hokusai, and looked at the painting of the Wave of Kanagawa. I wanted students to see the different uses crayons have, so they used crayons by pressing hard, lightly, and blending. They also learned to curve lines to create a movement in the waves.
Elements: Line, Shape, Space
Concepts: Different crayon uses, line to show movement, warm colors
Materials: Pencil, tag board, blue and brown sharpie marker, crayons