Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Still Life

  1. At Art center, display a wide variety of still life paintings from various artists.
  2. As a group at the center, have students brainstorm observations made about the pictures as a set.
  3. Display a bowl of fruit, flower arrangement, or unique bottle.
  4. Provide paints (either oil or watercolor) and have them paint the object from their perspective.
  5. Display finished paintings in order for your students to see the different perspectives.

More Center Focus Ideas

Sand Separation
What is the Moral?
A to Z
How fast Can You Run?
Author Spotlight
Pocket Chart
Historical Perspective
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Egg Volume
Spin the Dreidel
Decorative Vase
Moon Months
Fact and Opinion
Who Is That?
Block Volume
Inching Along
Alphabetizing Mania!
Thanksgiving Quilt
Early Division
Magnet Fishing
Length of Foot vs. Height
Dice Probability
Guided by the Stars
The First Thanksgiving
Anthropomorphism
Ice Insulation
Candy Heart Count
Valentine Placemats
Create an Instrument
Non-fiction Poetry
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
American Anthems
Am I a Square?
Round vs. Flat
Chalk Drawings
Object Observation
Hieroglyphics
Number Relationships
Original Nature Tales
Love Songs
Animal Alphabetizing
Macaroni Names
Compare the Cookies
The Wall
Toothpick Sculptures
Irish Mobiles
Cinderella, Cinderella
Paint by Title
Sort the States of Matter
Surf the World