5th graders finished their O’Keeffe inspired artwork today! I am very proud of their work on this project.
Last week, 5th graders painted their skull drawings using tints, tones, and shades (The Skulls of Georgia O’Keeffe: 5th Grade.) This week, we discussed backgrounds. I reminded 5th graders that the skulls were the focus point of our pictures, so we didn’t want to have incredibly busy or detailed backgrounds. Each student took a different approach. Painting the backgrounds gave 5th graders the freedom to distinguish their artwork from one another.After the backgrounds were painted, 5th graders chose a subject from nature (flower, thorn, leaf, ect) to draw on a separate piece of paper. Students colored these in using chalk pastels. The last step in this project was gluing the small drawing onto their paintings.
Didn’t they turn out great?