|My 1st grader's example with Cezanne's reproduction.|
I can't show you the still life--he ate it!
"Still Life With Oil Pastels and Baby Oil" (2 posts) from Fine Lines
That was pretty much the lesson I used, but I modified my talk in the beginning to be about Paul Cezanne's work showing them "Still Life With Apples."
I then used the talk I found on That Artist Women: "Open vs. Closed Composition"
I really like how she shows real art examples in her post. I showed those to my kiddos as well.
Then I gave them time to experiment with arranging the apples (and one girl's donated pear) into closed and open compositions. There were three students to a table and the table needed to agree on a composition they liked best.
And then we were off! I walked them through drawing, demoed how to use the oil pastels and baby oil, and gave a quick watercolor demo.
These are their creations! Beautiful! They are so proud (me too!).