An informational and awe-inspiring blog about the wonderfully creative, amazingly talented students at Harmony Elementary!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5th graders - pumpkins & gourds

5th graders studied value and shading. We discussed contour lines, how to create depth by using shading techniques and how to make objects appear three dimensional on a two dimensional surface (paper). They first began their study by creating a value scale and shading techniques. After that, students used direct observation to pencil draw the still-life containing pumpkins and gourds. When the students finished their pencil drawing, they were asked to focus in on one area of the still - life and were asked to, again, draw the still-life - this time using white chalk on black paper. The students then used oil pastels to bring color into their composition. The results turned out beautifully, and the students should be proud of their accomplishments, as was I.