Georgia O’Keeffe large flowers

 

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s beautiful close up of flowers shows children how to use space in their artwork. Students in grade 4 began to blend pastel colours, observe lines when drawing and select colours based on observation and not just memory.

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DSC00639Students studied photos of flowers and chose one they like. They then created view finders (a piece of paper with a rectangle cut out of the centre) that allowed them to zoom in on a section of a flower.DSC00636

DSC00631Once they had drawn an outline of the flower on large A2 paper they began to colour using pastels. The process of choosing 3 or 4 shades/tints of a colour was difficult for children but once they looked closely at the photo they could easily find the pastels they needed.DSC00632

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