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

The Color Mix-Up
Fact and Opinion
Take for Granted
The Scariest Thing
Block Volume
Discover Pi
The Real Reason
If the Earth Were Flat
Observe An Inchworm
Time Capsule Diorama
Write the Words
If You Could Be An Animal
Letter of Apology
"A Busy Year" Art
All Kinds of Genres
Interview a Veteran
Thingamajigs
Matching Animals To Their Names
Story Problems
Guided by the Stars
Tri-Angles
Dice Probability
Length of Foot vs. Height
National Olympic Trends
What Do You Picture
Re-tell A Story
Depict an Event
Moldy Pumpkins
All About Easter
Early Division
Picture Frames
Chinese Symbols
Bottle Flutes
Popping Popcorn
Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?
Junk Ship
How Does Soap Affect Bubbles?
Broken Ruler
Tall Tales
Irish Mobiles
The Stars and Stripes
Beast Feast
Oil Pastel Fruit
Exaggeration In Stories
Valentine Flower Pots
Candy Heart Count
Thanksgiving Quilt
Pocket Chart
Halloween Alphabetizing
Object Observation