You can see how the lesson started by clicking here. For part 2 of the lesson scroll down on this page.
Why do I like these so much?? Well, first, almost everyone remembered to highlight where the light shone on the fruit.
|sorry for the focus on this!|
On Day #1 the kids made their baskets and most of their backgrounds. You may recall that we were aiming to create a background with the same "feel" as Vincent Van Gogh's in Basket with Six Oranges.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
I asked students what they thought this sentence meant. It was an opportunity to talk about "small moments" in story writing, the parts that make up equations, small fruits assembled to create a whole basket, etc. What a great cross-curricular discussion!!
Well, back to art. Using oil pastels this time, students made one fruit with me modeling on the document camera and big screen.. This was my opportunity to review shading, size and the use of baby oil and stippling to give the citrus fruits texture. After making the first fruit with me, kids were on their own for the rest of their still life fruits.
After a little time on the drying racks, it was time to display these wonderful works of art in the school's hallway!!!