Ah, a clean(er) project! I timed this one perfectly considering we are in the middle of painting in grades 1, 2, and 3. Grade 4 is using pastels. We also have a ton of clay projects drying in the room right now and in November the clay continues among lots of other supplies.
The name pyramid project is a fun design project for 5th graders. They are working with their name to create a pyramid design which will rely on multiple Art Elements of Design/Elements of Art.
After discussing the elements and how every single piece of art ever created has at least ONE element, we explore lines, shapes and color mostly. Some students will accidentally utilize additional elements in their designs! This lesson I saw browsing the Internet a while back. I will link to the source as soon as I uncover it again.
Here are students working DAY 1.