The students studied musical instruments in art throughout time. We discussed the importance of music and how it makes us feel. We also discussed how artists use subject matter from everyday life and music is a part of everyday life for many people. Students had the option of inventing a new musical instrument for this project too.
They learned how to use watercolor pencils through a demonstration and through experimentation before they worked with them on their final pieces. Students created their pieces on very large pieces of watercolor paper and many of them are the size of the instrument in real life. They are displayed outside of the art classroom, but below are a few pictures of them.