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.
Enjoy an elementary art teacher's journey through a winding, colorful river full of whimsical, fun, educational and awe-inspiring projects...some my own, some I have found, some I have altered... feel free to use them in your classroom!
- ...elementary art teacher, critter catcher, nature lover, not your stereotypical artist, fun mom to two awesome boys, flower gardener, creative decorator, wife to an awesome high school teacher and basketball coach, dreamer, sun follower...