Monday, September 16, 2013

Glue-Line Relief Pumpkins

     This is my fall go-to lesson that I have been using every year.  Typically I don't repeat lessons year after year because as an artist, I'm always looking for something new and fresh to use in my classroom.  However, I just LOVE how these drawings turn out and they look FABULOUS on the walls for a little fall decor.
     4th graders learned about depth perception and overlapping while creating these spooky pumpkins.  I like the effect of chalk on dark paper, so we started with a black sheet of paper.  The students drew the first pumpkin with a pencil right in the middle.  Next, they drew the two side pumpkins a little bit smaller and behind the first one to show depth and overlapping.  They traced over the pencil lines with a line of glue and waited a week for the glue to dry.  The next class, they colored inside the spaces with chalk pastels (VERY messy, btw) and cleaned up their drawing by wiping off the glue relief line, which is now a black line.  Here are a few completed works of art:

Mary Jane's Pumpkins

Grace's Pumpkins
Devan's Pumpkins

1 comment :

  1. These are stunning! I've linked to this post from my new blog