Magazine article School Arts

Fun with Autumn Leaves: Early Childhood

Magazine article School Arts

Fun with Autumn Leaves: Early Childhood

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Significant Problem

The colors of autumn leaves are always a source of wonder for young students. To bring that joy into the artroom, ask students to create a multicolored leaf and a portrait of themselves playing in leaves. Both exercises result in artwork for a bulletin board that is unique to the class.

Essential Concepts

1. Learning that the colors of autumn leaves are warm colors.

2. Learning that the leaves we create are as unique as our self-portraits,

3. Using the elements of art--line, shape, and color--to make autumn leaves,

Materials

For leaves: 4 x 6" (10 x 15 cm) white paper, oil pastels, stylus, scissors, 5 x 7" (13 x 18 cm) construction paper.

For portraits: 9 x 12" (23 x 31 cm) white paper, black markers, oil pastels

Guiding Practice

Ask: Have you every played in autumn leaves? What color are they? Observe and discuss the beauty, color, shape, and lines in autumn leaves. …

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