Orange (top view)
Mosaic Fruits and Veggies! After finishing the toothbrushes I went right into another observation drawing hoping that we can continue to draw things LARGE! The students looked at a plastic fruit or veggie at their tables. The requirements were that the object had to have two sides / parts go off the edge of the paper, and it had to take up most of the paper space. I was worried, but soon blown away. The students drew outline drawings of the objects and outlined them with a wide black sharpie. The next class we looked at multiple examples of mosaic artwork from all around the world. The students got the point quickly (NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN TOUCH ANOTHER PIECE). We looked at the highlights and shades (student had to use at least two or three different colors). By the way, great project if you have a large box of scrap paper. Students picked the colors and cut each piece of paper to fit the space. We used glue bottles to stick each piece, and in 4 (45 min) class periods we finished. There will be more pictures to come. Each student really grasped the idea and lesson objectives.
Idea came from: http://freshartists.org/blog/2010/05/01/fresh-artists-sign-studio-launches-with-first-clien(Great blog)