I just finished up a Peter Max Statue of Liberty project with my first graders. To plan this lesson, I took a look at a lot of elementary-level Peter Max lesson plans on the internet. All my research is contained in the Round Up collage above.
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Meet Peter Max:
Our students watched Peter Max prep his canvases this EXCELLENT 2008 video from CBS This Morning. (Requires flash. Reading this on an iPhone or iPad? Click here)
Our Art Project: We ended up doing a two-day art project using tempera cakes and black crayon on 12″x18″ sulphite and manila paper.
Day 1:Paint backgrounds in style of Peter Max. Students made patches of color, stripes or even polka dots.
Day 2: Use black crayon or oil pastel in directed draw of Statue of Liberty head. BE SURE TO TELL STUDENTS TO GO BACK OVER THEIR LINES SO THEY ARE THICK AND BLACK.
Here is one of our first grade artworks: