Friday, October 12, 2012

Glowing Pumpkins

Kindergarten Art Lesson
2 Class Periods

Glowing Pumpkin, Kindergarten Art Lesson

Still Life:  an object or group of objects set up to view as reference for a drawing, painting or sculpture.

Lesson Objective:
  • Students will learn the basic skill of looking at an object to draw what they actually see versus drawing what they think they know.

Day 1:
  • Pumpkins were set up in the room for observation.
  • Through follow along demonstration, students examined pumpkins and drew what they observed.
  • After drawings were completed, projects were outlined with black glue.
Day 2:
  • Students used a green oil pastel to color in stem and vines of pumpkin.
  • Students were taught how to blend chalk pastels (using warm colors) to create a "glow effect."
  • Finally, students used black tempera paint to cover the background.  The students were amazed by the resist of the green oil pastel to the paint.
Student working on blending chalk pastels.

Examples of Student Work:

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