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Monday, October 24, 2016

Spooky Branches

This was a super messy project but well worth it, in my opinion! 
I found the lesson HERE on the Elle & Lou blog and it gives great directions. 
Instead of charcoal, we used chalk pastels for the background

Grade 6 students started out by tracing a circle for the moon, then blending different dark tones of chalk pastel (including black) to create a moody night sky. 
The desks (and floor! and students!) were covered in chalk pastel!!

The next class students drew on a tree branch- this was really difficult for alot of them! I was actually surprised- even after I demonstrated it for them, quite a few struggled, so next time I teach this I will have them draw a practice branch first. Then they painted the branch using black tempera paint.

For the final step, they highlighted the tops of the branches with white chalk.


Mary said...

These are Wondeerful!

Miss said...

Thanks Mary :)

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