Sunday, February 20, 2011

Art Tools Still Life (revisited)

I had planned for 2nd graders to draw and paint the tools they work with this week, but I am not sure that we will get to it. I decided to post my plans anyway, just in case... I was planning to use Jim Dine's sketches of tools to introduce this lesson. A couple of weeks ago kids were learning to use shading to give depth to cylinders, so I plan to use a cupcake in my example. I'll  start by having kids trace around their watercolor tray and brush.

They'll sketch their water bowl and use pencil to shade.

Next, they'll sketch a still life object on another paper.
Then students will use watercolors to color the watercolor pans, the brush, the water dish and their "sketch." If the day warm, we cab probably cut out and glue everything onto a 12" X 18" piece of construction paper the same day, but with the rainy days we've been having, that step may have to wait for another day.  We'll see...


  1. I really enjoy your blog! I've passed along a Stylish Blogger Award to you.

  2. I love this idea! I love all your ideas. You are a very skilled art teacher! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Thanks, Mrs. Hahn. I follow your blog, too (and am always delighted with what I find!)

    And, thanks, Mary -- that was quite a surprise!!