It’s October and we needed a fun but Halloweenish project to do. Last year I had seen “The Scream,” by Edvard Munch, interpreted at Paden School and I just loved it. I found a lesson at Art Projects for Kids, geared for 4th graders but that never stops Kate and me from trying it with our K-5th graders. They can do anything!
We talked about Edvard Munch and his life, and about a link between the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, and how it effected the skies during Munch’s life, ask your young artists about it. The kids were prompted to include a bridge, some water and a sky. They chose the color paper to use and created their own version of this famous work with chalk pastels and lastly gluing a picture of themselves in. The results are amazing, see for yourself!