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4th graders are drawing snowmen!
Our art vocabulary words are Value and Form
• Value refers to the dark and light in an artwork
• Form is 3-Dimensional and takes up space or creates the illusion of space
We will start out by using white chalk pastel on dark paper to draw the snowman. One side of the snowman is the light side.
After that, they will select a dark colored chalk pastel and color the opposite side, then gradually blend the dark color and the white together.
At the bottom of the snowman, they add a shadow.
They will then add fun details to make their snowmen unique.
Below is a video I created to show each of my classes.
Students will be creating their own Penguin Landscape. We talk about landscapes, horizon lines, shadows and value.
To create the sky on their landscape, students use bleeding tissue paper (my favorite)! They put water on the paper first, then add the tissue paper and lastly they add more water on top of the tissue paper. Once the tissue paper dries, they remove the tissue paper to reveal a colorful sky.
Then on a separate piece of paper they will be drawing their penguins. They will use Black, Grey and White Oil Pastels to blend the color together to show VALUE.
When finished, students will cut out their penguin and glue them to the painted paper. When glued on, they will add 2 ovals underneath the feet to create shadows.
I have included the handout that I give to the 3rd graders to help them break down drawing a penguin and how to draw value. We used oil pastels but this would work with chalk, colored pencils or crayons.
The 5th graders are able to bring their iPads home with them so I thought it would be fun for the students to use their iPads to take a photo, a Still Life Photo. Students will choose from their home 5 objects, arrange them together to take a still life photo. In art class, we drew their still life 3 times, in 3 different ways.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!