Tuesday, November 13, 2012

5th Grade Composition Gourds and Pumpkins

For this project 5th graders discussed composition.

Composition: is the placement or arrangement of visual elements in a work of art.

We discussed how generally when we start to draw we put the subject right in the center of the page.  Leaving nothing to the imagination.  For this project students were given pumpkins and gourds to draw from to create an interesting composition.  

We followed these guidelines:

1. The object cannot be in the center of the page, put it on the page in an interesting way.
2. The object should go off the page, the entire object should not be seen.

To color our pumpkins and gourds we used colored pencil focusing on value, looking at the darks and lights.  Students also practiced layering colored pencils to get a complete finished look.

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