We discussed how artists use repetition to help create movement within their artwork.  We also discussed how we can create optical illusions with our drawings by showing something overlapping another object,  The children practiced sketching pumpkins and vines that overlap each other.  

 

Once they felt comfortable in their skills they created a final piece.  Some of the children tried to weave the pumpkin vines behind the pumpkin and other vines, while others just wove them in-between the pumpkins.  

 

For the background we learned about using crayon resist when painting with watercolors.  The children created a waxy surface using the crayons for the pumpkin and vines and then painted over them with the watercolors.  The wax resists the water and paint. 

 

Pumpkin Patch - overlapping, and crayon resist.

© 2014 by Ande Zielinski.

 

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