We have a great group of fifth graders that are moving on to middles school next fall. There is a lot of art talent in their group and I will miss them. To end our art time at Sopris I taught them about perspective. Using shapes we drew a vanishing point and vectors from our shapes to that point. The result is 3-D forms disappearing into the distance. These were painted with analogous colors of tempera. Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel. Finally a collage of strips was created. The strips could be any direction but had to be grouped by color theme. These are pretty cool looking artworks!
Finishers are drawing dragon eyes with colored pencil to hone their skills on value and shading to make a 3-D look. I will post more as they finish the reptilian eyes.