Saturday, March 24, 2012

the path to grandma's house

Have you ever wondered what the path to grandma’s house would look like in 
the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood?



I read to the students Little Red Riding Hood written by Brothers Grimm with illustrations 
done by Bernadette Watts. 
The drawings in this book are so delicate I wanted my students to create their own version of a delicate field of flowers and trees.


Production

Day One: 
 After listening to the story, students sketched out a tree and path. I suggested the tree be in the foreground and large, making sure the tree touch the top and bottom of the page. Next, we looked at how plants grow in nature. Many plants grow in clusters while some are freestanding by themselves. 


Students used oil pastels for flowers and grass. No sketching with a pencil was needed. I told them just take the oil pastels and freely draw the flowers. 




I love how the flowers turned out as well as the overlapping of colors in the trees.



This project took two 40- minute class periods to complete.

Materials:
12 x 18 drawing paper
oil pastels, pencil


3 comments:

  1. Really nice result! Kids love bright colors and it gives such a nice piece of art at the end! Fantastic!

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  2. These are so bright and cheerful as well as showing some foreground, middle ground, and background. Great project! Thanks for posting!

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