Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tree Silhouettes

My amazing 6th graders created these beautiful paper tree silhouettes.  I showed them how to use the Portfolio water soluble oil pastels by drawing on their paper using lines that express rhythm and movement and spreading the color around their paper with a wet paintbrush.  We talked about the color wheel and which colors will mix well together and which ones will look like 'mud' when mixed.  The students chose what time of day they wanted to depict and which colors would best represent that particular time of day.  While their paper was drying, we started to draw the trees.  This is a difficult task to draw branches using lines that overlap, show thickness/thinness, and are connected together.  Here are some of the finished projects:

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