Jasper Johns Grid

Jasper+Johns+Oil+PastelJasper Johns, a master American artist, was the first to use everyday objects as his subject matter. One of his most famous paintings was just a grid with many numbers. Some math teachers find this art project helpful to have students practice lining up columns of numbers.

1. I printed up sheets of paper that were already divided into three columns of three squares. Ask the students to write single digit numbers only from the top left to the bottom right square in pencil.

2. The students are to trace all the numbers with a thick black marker.

3. Pass out lots of oil pastels and instruct students to color in each square, adding details as they desire.