There are many examples of lessons for Laurel Burch, and it just seems like the perfect one for kids. There are bright colors, patterns, fun compositions, and great subject matter. My students loved using construction paper paper crayons and the metallic paint markers were pure magic!
We talked about Burch's life and her subject matter, then discussed the body shape of her cats. The children drew in pencil on black construction paper, and then filled their cats with color, pattern and shapes. Paint markers were the last to be added, outlining there cats and adding final details and pattern to their compositions.
Here is a great feature on Laurel Burch, from a past episode of 60 Minutes, if you'd like to learn more about her. And here are the masterpieces created by my students. Great job guys!