|Year 3 student artwork by Jasmine, 2010|
I found the gorgeous still life watercolour painting that these artworks are based on through Google Images. I was looking for some fruit bowl pictures my class could turn into their own artworks during their Health unit on Nutrition and the Healthy Food Plate. I ended up choosing the artwork below from the Fine Art America website, due to its vibrant colours, use of shading and beautiful shapes.
Original artwork from Fine Art America:
1. I showed the students the original artwork.
2. We discussed it's use of shape, line, light and shade and colour.
3. I demonstrated how to draw each element of the picture step-by-step. The students followed me, drawing with lead pencil on A4 art paper. I made sure to use spacing information (e.g. 4 finger spaces up and 2 from the left) and shape information (e.g. this line is a J shape or this line is in the shape of a back-to-front C).
4. After the students and I completed the drawing, I brought the children to the floor and demonstrated how to use watercolour pencils.
5. I then demonstrated how to show light (lighter colours/tones or white) and shade (darker colours/tones) and where the light and shade should go and why.
6. I then sent the students back to colour in and then "paint" their artworks with watercolour pencils.
Year 3 Student Artworks:
|By Maryam, 2010|
|By Hannah, 2010|
|Yeat 3 student, 2010|
|By Ella, 2010|
|By Alex, 2010|
|By Year 3 student, 2010|
|By Oliver, 2010|
|3B artworks, 2010|