Friday, September 20, 2013

Oil Pastel Landscapes

Fourth Graders have been working with someone I call "Bossy Art Teacher." She appears kind of a lot at the beginning of the year - even more this year, since the kids and I are still getting to know each other, and there are some things I REALLY want them to try before they get into some serious art making of their own. Working with oil pastels is challenging, messy, and FUN!  
So, all of the fourth graders made landscapes!  The sky is blended simply by rubbing rows of color together with our fingers. 
Next, we practiced some perspective by drawing a river and then mixing different blues 
using white as a blender.
The final step was to get all scratch-arty for the foreground.  Students layered colors and used a stylus to scratch away the top layer to create some landscapey textures.

They look GREAT!

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