Thursday, December 5, 2013

Make Way for Ducklings Art Lesson

While learning about Massachusetts, we saw pictures of the bronze statues inspired by the famous story Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.


source~ wikipedia

We had read the story a few years ago when the kids were younger, so we pulled the classic children's story of the shelf and reread it. 
After finishing the story, I pulled out our oil pastels and began our art lesson about the use of pastels. I really wanted to encourage them to blend the colors to create a impressionistic feel. Children are so use to crayons and we all know that they do not blend.
We looked through a few books to see how to sketch a duck. We found directions on how to draw a real duck and a cartoon duck.


Lego Man's artwork




Princess P's artwork




2 comments:

  1. I love how you taught them to blend the colors in the Impressionist way :)

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  2. I don't think I've ever read that book! We also have not done pastels for our drawing. Two things to put on my list to do! Thanks for sharing!

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