I always get a little weary the last week with my fifth graders. I asked some of my awesome artists what did they wanted to do in their last art class of elementary school. They said, "PAINT!" So I looked around the blogs
for a one day painting lesson and found many sites that had students using line, shape, overlapping patterns to create an interesting composition with watermelon slices. We used china markers, and tempera cake paints on 80 lb sulfite construction paper . No pencil drawing, just drawing with the china markers. I told them to pick to complementary colors to paint with. They could add a background color if time allowed. Everyone was happy on the last week of school, which is a good thing!