It’s an oldie but a goodie… the 3rd graders are finishing up their mixed-media pumpkins!
These eye-catching pumpkins may be seasonally appropriate – but they are actually the perfect vegetable (fruit?) to draw when trying to learn blending, shading and controlling your pressure. This is exactly what the third grade students have been working on in art.
The pumpkins were drawn by looking at pumpkins in the art room, and talking about the different “body” parts of a pumpkin. Then where there was colored paper (brown) the students used colored pencils, and where there was regular paper the students used regular pencils. The goal was to blend colors, shade the sections of the pumpkin and control the pressure of their pencils so well that their drawings took on a 3-dimensional look.
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