Our main focus of this lesson was for the students to learn about form through value and shading. We used chalk pastels for this assignment. Students had to begin with a basket, but were able to choose what they put in the basket. They researched fruits and vegetables on the internet so they could draw these things realistically. Items could be in the basket or some in the basket as well as outside the basket.
My kindies made these adorable reindeer! I love the looks on their faces! The kids used basic shapes to create the reindeer. We discussed how line can communicate an emotion, I drew different lines and the kids guessed the emotion. We also talked about how the placement of the circle in the eyes can change the emotion of the person/animal as well. The students were able to choose their colors as well as the patterns for the scarf.