Yay! One class finished their spooky silhouettes in time for the Halloween bulletin board! I'm going to have to take a picture of them all mounted on orange paper and hanging on the bulletin board- but let me tell you- they are awesome!
We painted a spooky harvest moon sky reinforcing the wash technique, and then discussed silhouettes. They loved looking at all those spooky pictures of ghosts, trees, witches, and gravestones! I also showed them other images such as mountains with a sunset and surfer's hanging ten with the sun setting behind them to show them that it's not just a Halloween thing!
|Love the curled shoe!|
Once they got the idea, we started drawing on black paper our images for our picture. I had them do the largest silhouette first- the tree. Then they could make anything else they wanted, cut it out, and paste it drawing side down. I had to demonstrate cutting all the contour lines perfectly to make the image look sharp and clear. Hence the witches shoe in the above image looking so perfectly curled!
|Check out that jumping spider!|
The last and final part of making it look complete was adding in skinny line details with a sharpie. That's when the spider web's came into play and the skeleton bones!
They had a blast! I'll post the in between pictures and the final bulletin board a little later this week- parent teacher conferences are eating up my time!