|Love the Xmas wish list and icicles!|
Grade 6 students read the book "Snowmen at Night" which is beautifully illustrated by Mark Buehner.
First I demonstrated how to draw and shade snowmen being lit by moonlight. Students needed to be able to create a sense of a 3-D form through shading on one side. They used chalk pastels on blue or purple construction paper. The snowman had do be doing some sort of activity. This is a good lesson for the principle of movement in Art. As well, we dicussed how light (moonlight) can affect the way white snow looks. I encouraged colour blending and mixing. Students also needed to include the moon on one side of their paper and make sure they shaded the correct side of the snowman.
Add highlights on everything to create dimension- on the arms, hats, etc. They used their fingers to blends the colours together. You can also use tissue (some students don't like the dry dusty feeling).
Students were shown how to use the side of the chalk pastel to slowly lay down colour and blend and add more if necessary.
I thought they all turned out super cute.
|this one's heart was stolen!|