Saturday, January 10, 2015

4th Grade Snowmen at Night

Artwork by Landon W.

In addition to being a cute little poem about the antics of snowmen after dark, the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner contains some beautiful illustrations by the author's husband, Mark Buehner.  His work offers the students some great examples of using shadows and highlights to give form to what would otherwise be the traditional "flat" snowman they've drawn before.  Students build on what they learned about turning shapes into forms in third grade with our Deep Space Oil Pastels, this time using colored pencils to create their shading values and making use of the native color of the light blue construction paper for the "in between" color of their snowmen.  (Compare these highly realistic snowmen with the collages they created as kindergartners in the post above to get a sense of how far these Dolphins have come in art!)

Artwork by Jack P.

Artwork by Sydney R.

Artwork by Maggie H.

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