So we've been inspired by James Rizzi. Love his bright colors and how he uses up the canvas space. Students drew using just oil pastel, no pencil first. Only had one melt down, but we pushed through and it didn't have to be perfect.
Next we painted with water colors, trying to conserve the yellow for the next classes. Also, I asked if the kids could come up with different windows for every building and I even let them put a happy face on the sun, which is so against every grain in my art teacher mind, but so Rizzi, so I said, do it.