Okay so the details on this one are a bit fuzzy. The idea, back in 2014 when we did this project was to introduce some basic procedures, but also to teach about perspective. I don't remember that my students really loved it because it was too cookie cutter. And I agree. I would definitely do it differently now. But as a teacher, I learned a LOT. My students blew through the oil pastels....it was one of the first projects that I did with every students, and oh man, I learned a lot about how quickly they get all chewed up and look old and nasty. I felt sorry for the 6th class each day....
I am pretty sure we looked at the Art Projects for Kids example on how to create a vanishing point along a road.
When students are going to be coloring with oil pastels, I don't like it when they start the project with pencil. I think the results are much better if they start with white or yellow chalk....that way their erased pencil lines can't leave a groove in the paper and they have to draw much bigger with chalk than they do in pencil, making it easier to color. In my opinion.
Seat work: Draw what Mrs. Mitchell looks like when you are talking while she is talking. Review a few procedures, practice a few of them, cover anything that was forgotten.
Objective 6: Interpret the environment through art: Use techniques to depict the illusion of depth in a landscape drawing.
- Read poem about perspective…..or quote….Define perspective.
- Start ‘perspective project’.
- Draw Horizon line, make small dot in center, draw lines converging into the ‘vanishing point’. Be careful not to smear the chalk while drawing.
- Students may choose between a DAY scene or a NIGHT scene.
- Make sure names and class codes (R-1) are on the back. Students might have a little time to add some color, but should start with the mountains, using cool colors that OVERLAP.
gray 12X18 paper
- Seat work: What are the cool colors?
- Objective: Use cool colors, use oil pastels
- Students should begin with the middle part of the paper being careful when coloring not to smear the pastel. Use COOL colors (write blue, turquoise, green on the board…purple is also a cool color, but we are substituting yellow because it mixes with green better).
- Save one blue color for the sky, use hot colors for sun. Use white for clouds.
- Be careful when coloring around trees.
- Save black for very last.
Water soluble oil pastels
Drawings from previous class