Saturday, October 27, 2012
Dried glue value pumpkins - grade 5/6
Here's a project that I saw last year on A Faithful Attempt. I kept it in the back of my mind, to use during the Fall this year. Even though the example I had seen was done by 7th grade students, I was pretty sure it would work well with my grade 5/6's.
On day one, students drew their pumpkins very lightly using a pencil. Then, they used clear glue on black paper to trace their pencil lines. We put them aside, and let them dry for a day.
The following day, they used chalk pastels to color in the pumpkins, using different shades of orange, and black and white, to create value. They colored in the ground and sky, focusing on blending colors for interest. Finally, they used little dots of sparkles to make a starry sky. As always - very proud of their work!
I have a good little backlog of projects developing, including several more Halloween ones, so hopefully you'll be seeing some more posts from me this weekend!