Friday, January 18, 2013

3rd Grade: Snowmen

The 3rd students read the book, Snowmen At Night. Students had to guess what was unique about this book and they realized that it was a poem because all the words rhymed. Students also paid close attention to the way the Illustrator used different colors on the snowmen to create value. Students learned that VALUE is shading from dark to light to add dimension to a shape. Students had to choose two colors that were next to each other on the color wheel to add value and dimension to their snowman. We also talked about composition and cropping. Students had to use only two parts of the snowman to make for a more interesting composition. Students learned that by cropping their snowman this created more EMPHAPSIS on their snowman. Finally students were able to use a watercolor and salt technique to create TEXTURE in their background.

1 comment:

  1. I love all your ideas and how they turn out!