|By Kaya (Yr 3 student)|
Our students are currently engaged in a unit of work entitled "Snapshots of Asia". As part of the unit, our students are reading a class novel- "Dragonkeeper" by Carole Wilkinson. I based this dragon artwork on one I saw on the art blog "The Art Fairy": http://msjuliesartschool.blogspot.com/2010/01/chinese-dragon-in-oil-pastel-on-18-x-24.html
1. I used a printed copy of the step-by-step drawing activity from The Art Fairy blog to show the students how to draw a dragon. I demonstrated each step and how to add my own personal touches. I also demonstrated how they could use different coloured oil pastels to show light, shade, patterns and interesting tones.
2. The students went back to their desks and, using the step-by-step guide, they drew their own dragon and coloured them with oil pastel. Most students attempted to include patterns and light/shade.
3. The students then painted a red or yellow ink wash over their drawing and left it to dry.
Year 3 Sample Artworks:
|My sample that I modelled for the class|
|3B dragon artworks|