Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Leaf Magnification

Here is a very simple autumn art activity focusing on magnification and line.  After viewing a variety of leaves with magnifying glasses we created these close-up interpretations. 

Students drew a line down the middle of their page with an oil pastel.  They were then instructed to draw 3 or 4 more lines extending from the center line to the edges of their paper.  Then they coloured over their lines with their pastel to create a thick layer on their drawing.  They had the option to add other thinner lines/veins.  We finished by painting them with block tempera paints in fall leaf colours.

I LOVE the way they turned out!


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