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Half and Half Observational Drawings Grade 5 and Grade 6

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Art

Student Instructions

Materials Needed: Paper, drawing pencils, coloured pencils, glue, old magazine pictures and/or pictures printed from the internet. The learning focus of this activity is observational drawing. 1. Choose an image from an old magazine (or use an old photograph and/or print a picture). 2.Carefully cut out the whole picture 3.Cut the picture in half. Note that this can be done diagonally, horizontally or vertically. 4.Glue one half of the picture onto your drawing sheet. 5.Then place the remaining half of the picture in front of you. You must closely observe what you see on the loose picture in front of you. Then begin to draw the rest of the picture onto your drawing paper (next to your glued half). Remember to keep looking at the picture and draw what you see, not just what you think is there. Take your time doing this and pay particular attention to proportion. 7. When you are happy with your drawing, you may start to add colour. Again, look carefully at the picture. Pay attention to the colours that you can see, many objects have a variety of colours in them, not just one. I have added some examples of previous student work to help guide you. We would love to see your work, so please do post it in the Art Folder under your name when finished. Ms. Weldon