Chalk Pastel Landscapes — Kindergarten

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The end of winter and beginning of spring are big times for landscapes here in the SCS art room! Even down to our youngest artists—the Kindergarteners!

We spent one day talking about landscapes and what they were (“a picture of the land”), and we also dipped our toes into overlapping and how to show space in our drawings. Then, I sent the students off to draw their own landscapes on a blue piece of construction paper.

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The next class period, I did something that I normally wouldn’t advise, but this group is just so advanced for their age I thought we would give it a try! I gave them liquid glue and demonstrated how to carefully trace over their landscape lines with it.
Mrs Crouch was a little stressed before the class started, but for no good reason—they did GREAT!

The next week the students were introduced to chalk pastels and allowed to color in their landscapes! Since it was their first experience with chalk pastels, the end color results were varied, but we ended up with some real gems (even more than I am picturing below)! I am so proud of my little ones!

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Texture Turtles—2nd Grade

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After the 2nd graders finished finding texture around the classroom a few weeks ago, we created our pinch pots (no pictures, sorry! I can’t believe I forgot) before continuing with this project.

The students drew from life and then cut out large turtles from construction paper. They did a GREAT job, and are really learning to capture the details that they see in the pictures and transfer them to their drawings.
After our turtles were complete, the students cut their textures into geometric shapes and placed them onto the back of their turtle shells.

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We had a lot of fun with this project!