For the past several years I have chosen a theme that is used in many of the art projects done with students throughout the school year. Then in the spring all of the artwork pertaining to the theme along with student self-portraits are put on display for a special Family Art Night. A night when students and families can come and explore all the artwork created as well as participate in some fun art activities and a snack.
This year's theme was ReUse, ReCycle, ReCREATE! Kindergarten through sixth grade students created art from items that might have ended up in the landfill. It was a very fun theme to work with.
I will post details of the different lessons in the future - but check out this Animoto video showing a glimpse of the projects.
One of the project details can be found here --> Recycling, Rousseau, & Technology