zondag 21 augustus 2011

Sunflowers in five different materials

You need:
  1. sunflowers or pictures of them
  2. white drawing sheet A1 size, cut in strips of 30 by 65 cm
  3. five different colouring materials, like colour pencils, tempera paint, watercolour paint, oil pastels, crayons, coloured ink, aquarell pencils etc.
  4. brushes
  5. pencil, ruler
  6. coloured paper
  7. scissors
Look with the students at some sunflowers or pictures of them. How thick is the stem, what can you tell about the leaves, how are the petals divided, what colours do you see in the heart of the flower, etc.

Divide the sheet with thin lines into five strips of 13 cm high. Draw some sunflowers. Make sure the flowers themselves are drawn at the demarcation of the strips. Make sure too that in each compartment at least half a sunflower or leave is drawn.
Choose five different colour materials. Use in every compartment a different material. Consider yourself the order of the materials, for example from bright (markers) to less bright (aquarelle pencils).
Paste the work on a coloured background. Or cut the five compartments and paste them with some space between on a coloured background.
Made by students of grade 5

5 opmerkingen:

  1. These sunflowers are beautiful.
    I love the large scale.

  2. I love this idea! What a great way of exploring mixed media. Thanks for sharing!

    Baggy Trousers at A Crucial Week In The Life of an NQT

  3. My Grade 4 students did this project recently and the results look awesome! I gave each student about 1 metre of paper from a roll of fax paper and they divided it into sections themselves (so some sections were bigger than others). Will definitely be reusing this idea next year!

  4. Deze reactie is verwijderd door een blogbeheerder.

  5. Super idea - just used it in conjunction with Science work on plants/growing sunflowers... results look lovely on our walls and on our blog!