Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2nd and 3rd Grade Autumn Leaves

This fall, the students practiced drawing from observation. They chose a few of the many leaves that had fallen outside of the Common School, and did some drawing exercises with the leaves to improve their observational drawing skills. First, the students drew their leaf without looking at the paper at all. This helps to slow your drawing down and focus on the tiny details. Then, the students drew the leaf and were able to look at the paper. They drew their leaves on a sheet of drawing paper and figured out a strong composition for their drawing - made sure the leaves where arranged in an interesting way on the paper. Using  watercolor paints, the students painted the leaves with warm colors and the space around the leaves in cool colors. These pieces are so colorful and beautiful!

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