What season are we in right now? How do you know? What is happening in nature? What do you notice with your artist's eye? Tell me 4 colors that give you a clue?
Introduce the concept of warm colors. Model how to mix and blend oil pastels. Using hand outs and table support images, students create a large green leaf that they transform, using oil pastels into a fall leaf.
Show how to use scissors and your helping hand to cut out shapes. Practice, then return the leaves to the students. They cut out their own leaves-teacher helps label each one with the students name.Project is kept until the end of the year to be displayed as a group project.