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Art Around the World - North America Lighthouses!

This is a great project for grades one through three. Let’s look at values, landscapes, warm and cool colors, and observational drawing — this one kind of hits on all of it. We start with the background using glue and tissue papers (bleeding or not. You can do on separate sheets or one sheet). You need water, sunrise/set, and land. Kids love this process art!

lighthouse and sunset artwork

Then we go into some great discussion on facts about lighthouses. Like did you know that Lighthouse keeping was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women, going back to the 19th century. Also that the U.S. is home to the most lighthouses. After getting some history behind us we look at lighthouse styles, purpose, etc. I will then put up a chart that has several Lighthouse styles and students get to pick their own.

These make me long for a hazy summer day at the coast!

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