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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jumping in Leaves

Here is a quick lesson inspired by the art lesson "Catching Snowflakes". Students will create a portrait or self portrait that demonstrates playing in autumn leaves. I usually lead the class as a whole group and teach step by step how to draw their portrait. We begin with head first and continue from their. I had students draw there own leaves but a variation could be using rubbing plates for texture

or real leaves glued to the paper. There are many things that could be done here. We used watercolor, but tempera cakes or paint would be nice to use as well. Remember these are first graders so expect a small mess with paint. I will post more pictures as the students complete this project.