My third, fourth and fifth grade students just finished up these gorgeous fall still life paintings.
Over the years I have built up a collection of fall decorations, artificial leaves, pumpkins and gourds. I also brought in some real pumpkins and gourds as well. If you want to do some seasonal art and still have solid art standards covered, observational drawing is always a good go-to lesson.
For this project, we talked a little about arrangement and composition, which usually does not come naturally to kids! I showed them how to arrange objects of different sizes and heights, use overlap and explained to fill the page. I think a checklist for good composition might be useful next time.
I love the bright colors and creativity in these still lifes!