This lesson was done with fifth graders. There were six groups that worked collabortively on one circle painting. Circle painting was introduced as well as a short video. Each student had one color they had to use the entire time on their tables painting as well as the table's next to them. That way we could see where that student contributed in both paintings.
One student began the middle with a line, shape, or dot. The next student added to that idea, then the next, and the next. They took turns with this at the first, and when this was done they all just began painted at the same time. Each mark had to be connected to another. No painting on top of someone else's idea to cover it up, but details were okay to be added to each other's. The idea is too start in the middle and go out.
About half way through the class a group switched with another group to contribute on theirs. Four students were in each group so there were four colors at one table and a different group of four colors at the other group. That way a total of eight colors in each painting.
These were done on just white bulletin board paper. Final paintings were displayed in the halls.
At the end of the year, I will cut these in fourths and let the groups take home a piece of theirs.
Great group project! It took the entire 50 minutes for the lesson.