Students will be listening to books and focusing on their illustrations this week at every K-5 grade level. Illustrations are the drawings inside the books that help you understand the meaning of the stories, visualize the text, and give you a peek into the author's mind.
First graders have been working on apple still life paintings with overlapping. They filled the tablecloth and wallpaper with beautiful line, shape, and color patterns. They learned how to do touch ups and use our art room superhero, Black Marker, to hide any sloppy paint edges from the evil Sloppy Brush. View the growing gallery of finish work in our Artsonia exhibit here.
It always amazes me what these little artists who began the year struggling with very simple things (like holding a pencil) can do by the end of Kindergarten. These completely freehand drawings include large flowers that go off the edge of the paper, overlap, have stems that enter a vase that is rounded to look 3D with wrap around pattern.
Take a look at the whole gallery on Artsonia.
I uploaded the step-by-step lesson and other resources to my Fuglevision wiki.
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