My second graders are finishing up these beautiful flowers with big bugs. They drew a large flower and then studied pictures of bugs to complete their bug drawings.
Painting the background with watercolors.
We also learned a fancy new art word: ANALOGOUS. These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel; second graders learned that the colors who are “neighbors” on the color wheel mix together nicely because they are closely related. They blended their flower petals with oil pastels, carefully checking the color wheel for their best analogous colors to blend.
Special thanks to my colleague Mrs. Persch for this project idea!
I CAN: draw a large realistic insect; tell a friend my favorite analogous colors; blend colors using oil pastel.