echo flower...

A little retro and contemporary, and very pleasing to the eye! These flowers look so great hanging in the hallways when Spring arrives. They just brighten up the place!
To begin, we discuss contour line and look at a variety of flower pictures. We then looked at a variety of drawn flowers, both realistic and cartoonie. For this project I explain that the best shape of a flower would be one that is pretty plain and simple. Once they begin drawing the outline of their flower, I make sure to remind the students to draw big and fill up the paper!

Once the flower is drawn, the student bubble trace around the flower in one continuous line. They repeat that until they run out of paper space. Using the warm and cool color families, they choose one family for the flower and the opposite for the background. With regards to the background, the students must create a pattern.

(I LOVE Sharpie markers!!!! We go through a lot in a school year...)
Students used a black Sharpie to trace around the pattern in the background to "clean it up" a bit. Lastly, the flower was carefully cut out, the background glued to a black paper and the flower attached to the paper with little black accordion folded strips to make the flower POP!

2 comments:

  • Jamie Jo | February 27, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    I love your art projects and am so glad I found your blog!!

    We are planning on doing this project and also the cityscape one!!!

    I homeschool a 2nd and 4th grader, one in kindergarten and preschool! These give me so many ideas!

    Thank you so much!
    I live a little north of you.

  • Jamie Jo | March 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    I posted a post showing our work, inspired by your blog, thank you again!

    http://makemeasaint.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-weeks-art-projects.html

    My kiddos are ages 3-9

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