This is the first lesson I teach every year. My goal is for children to learn that we can learn from our mistakes-important not only in the art room these days! They make a work of art from someone's "oops."
Torn Newspaper Shapes as Inspiration for Painting (Beautiful Oops
This was such a fun lesson on how mistakes can create opportunities in art! After reading Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, I had my students choose an "oops" from an "oops box," which was full of old scrap paper from previous lessons. I sifted through the scraps ahead of time to ensure a variety of interesting colors and shapes.