My first graders have been learning about outerspace so I thought I would jump in and have some fun with foreshortening with some astronaut portraits. I made a step by step for how to draw. I think we will use oil pastels or crayons along with paint (mostly for the background.)
Check out these fab one point perspective pics my 5th graders are working on. Each 5th grade is doing it a little differently as far as placement of the horizon line and vanishing point go, so once I get all the pictures posted there will be several variations.
I tried something new with second grade this year when we talked about Van Gogh and Starry Night. Instead of adding the little town, we added some pumpkins. We also discussed overlapping and space while drawing our pumpkins.
So in 4th grade, we get to talk about one of my favorite places – the beach! We are creating seascapes, inspired by the NC coast and this beautiful post at the Clever Feather. We are also including discussions about the elements of art: line, color, and space. They had a hard time with the waves initially, but after breaking it down into more simple forms (draw a C, etc.), they felt much more successful. I’ll continue adding pictures as we go!
These cute little fruit bowls are the work of 2nd graders! We discussed still life’s and creating space in our artwork. First we drew the table cloth with a pattern. Then cut out a bowl and glued it to the table, leaving the top of the bowl open to tuck in the fruit. Then we used paper from the scrap box to create fruit. They had to have at least 4 different types of fruit in their bowl and at least one piece laying on the table. If they had time at the end, they could add something in the background like a window or a clock, using a crayon.