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PThis is a lesson that has been enjoyed by all elementary students.
I don't mind repeating the lesson as it's very rich with content.
Arrange and rearrange
First we look at large calendar flowers (from a calendar) We're able to get up close with these flowers and use a crop finder to zoom in. We try our hand at a variety of small drawing compositions including:
2. placement o the side
3. going off the paper
4. zooming in super close.
Draw it LARGE!
After choosing our favorite composition we outline it much larger on our drawing paper. Sometimes it takes practice and help to know just how large we can draw. Touch the edges of the paper with our drawing is how we know we are as large as can be.
Paint with Pastels
Using oil pastels we cover the large areas with the side and tip of our pasels making the color rich. With other colors we blend the colors to make it appear as a painting.
Our final details are made at the very end.
Things to consider before finishing:
1. Did we make our edges clear or are they fuzzy?
2. What other details might make it interesting?
3. Did we try blending colors anywhere?
4. Sign it! on the bottom, right - like an artist.
Skills we used:
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.