Monday, October 17, 2016

Masterpiece Monday---A Sunflower Sketch

Today we looked at Van Gogh's sunflowers and talked briefly about warm colors and cool colors.  We learned that usually an artist will sketch (a new vocabulary word) the picture before they paint.  We looked at a few of Van Gogh's sketches and noticed there is no color.  We went to the tables to sketch.  Each child had paper, pencil, crayons and a sunflower.  We looked at the sunflower and noticed the middle is a circle.  Draw a circle. 
We need petals.  Lots and lots of Letter V or Letter U make petals all around the circle.  After we sketch, we can color.  A stem?  Well, that's a straight line! We are also learning that drawing can be hard but every time we draw, we get a little bit better.
Next week we will sketch a sunflower on our canvas!  Get a pencil and have some fun sketching a sunflower with your child (you can color, too!)

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