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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Snow Globe Drawings


Here are some super cute snow-globe illustrations created by Grade 1 students. 
I provided each student with a large circle drawn on regular white drawing paper. We brainstormed ideas of things they might see inside a snow-globe. Even though students contributed a wide variety of ideas, we still ended up with loads of snowmen ;) lol- easy to draw, I suppose...

I've also taught a slightly different snow-globe project with older students (Grade 6). 
Click here if you'd like to see it.

So they started out by drawing their picture in pencil first.Then they coloured in their picture using coloured pencils. They coloured everything except the snow (leave white obviously) and the sky. 

For the sky, just for something a little different, we used watercolor pencils.
 
Let these dry and then cut them out. Then students cut out a slightly large circle out of blue or turquoise construction paper and glued the white snow-globe onto it. Then they cut out a black triangle for a simple base and glued that behind. The last step was to dip the end of a thin paintbrush into white paint, and 'dab' snowflakes all over their picture. 
I threw on some white ultra-fine glitter over the wet paint for added SPARKLE!!! 

Tadaaa!







 






8 comments:

Rina k6art.com said...

Hi Miss

These are charming! I love the use of the blue watercolor pencil (and the glitter, of course). Thanks for posting.

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Great idea. Will I remember to try this next year???

Miss said...

Thank you Rina and benta :)

heartphilia said...

Hi, I'm currently browsing through your work and I adore it. It must be really inspiring to have an art teacher like you. And I'm sure your students love art :) I was wondering what's that on the student's tables including the alphabet, ruler etc. I'd appreciate it, if you could post a whole image. Thanks!

Miss said...

heartphilia- thanks for your comment!
This lesson was done in the students' regular classroom, so each of their desks has a laminated 'name plate' taped onto it. If you Google: "Gr 1-3 Traditional Manuscript Desk Nameplate" you'll see what they look like.

heartphilia said...

Thank you very much for the information :) I'm from Germany, so we don't have these desk nameplates here (at least, I haven't seen any), but I love to get inspirations from schools all over the world and then create stuff like this myself :)

Carly said...

Thank you for the idea! I'm using this lesson this week! Looks beautiful. I have a real snow globe to show the kids at the beginning of the lesson, I'm sure they will love it!

Joelle said...

I love this type of projects for December! Sharing!

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