Beneath the Trees

The second project that primary students worked on is a favorite Shady Oak topic, trees. This  picture focused on looking at trees from a different perspective, as if you were looking up, through the branches and leaves. Students firstly had to draw three or four tree trunks. They were instructed to draw 3 or 4 sets of parallel lines, tapering each set towards each other at the top of their page. Drawing things in perspective is a little tricky for younger students, but they were able to grasp that things are smaller as they get further away. They then used blue and white tempera to paint the sky and shades of brown to paint the trunks and branches. The next step was to add leaves. Half the class used shades of green and the other used red, yellow and orange to represent shades of autumn. Fingerprints and sea sponges were used to make the leaves, dabbing color upon color. Students were encouraged to let some of the sky show through just as it would if you were looking up through the leaves. This was not an easy concept, but I am proud of the students for persevering. 🙂

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

Brayden M.

Brayden M.

Sophia B.

Sophia B.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Tony F.

Tony F.

Danny H.

Danny H.

Jake B.

Jake B.

Layne L.

Layne L.

Gena H.

Gena H.

Amber P.

Amber P.

Reece C.

Reece C.

Levi L.

Levi L.

Serena T.

Serena T.

Anna J.

Anna J.

Kaylie B.

Kaylie B.

Bailey G.

Bailey G.

Chase H.

Chase H.

Jayden B.

Jayden B.

Dane B.

Dane B.

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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