Saturday, September 20, 2014

Oil Pastel Abstract O'Keefe Paintings and poems

This was our fundraiser project for the year. Sixth graders learned about blending oil pastel and adding shades and tints.

I had photos of closeups of flowers that we used a viewfinder to further enlarge the flower part. I stressed that the edges of petals should not be drawn to get an abstract look.
Students could choose any colors they wanted.  We talked about georgia okeefe used a lot of analogous colors in her paintings.

Next the students wrote a poem about their painting. They were supposed to imagine what the painting might look like. We used cinquain style of poem.

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