For this lesson my second graders learned about the element of art VALUE.
Materials: purple 9×12 construction paper
construction paper crayons: white, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, pink-orange, dark blue
- discuss the element of art – value
- demo how to create value on an object
- students each draw a large pumpkin with blue crayon – emphasize that it needs to take up most of the paper. A pumpkin in made with tall, skinny ovals
- then follow along as I show how to use a variety of colors to achieve value
- To add color, we worked light to dark starting with white crayon at the top of each section, and working downward, blending each successive color- white, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, pink-orange
- After the first layer, we went back and added more white at the top following the curve of each section, then blue at the bottom, following the curves up.
- Next, we added a shadow below the pumpkin
- Students who have time are able to add any details they wanted to the background but not many had time for this step.
I can use value to make an object look three dimensional
I can blend using crayons
I can draw a pumpkin based on real life
This lesson is based on a lesson I found on Adventures of An Art Teacher Check out her awesome art blog!