Art Inspiration: Grade 3 & 4 Pastel Pumpkins


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This past week I tried to bring an art project I did with another grade to my grade 3 – 4 in the afterschool program. I introduced it as part of the autumn theme and wanted to see if they could create the pumpkin scene as will. Of course my expectations were a little different and not as high as the grade 6 class, but I know that there are a few students that can achieve wonders with art.

 First we drew the outline of the pumpkin shapes with red pastels and coloured a thin amount of red on the inside to the outline. Then they coloured orange on the inside leaving a small spot where they coloured it yellow. They had to really press hard to get the right colour and it helps with the next stage, smudging. They took some toilet paper and in a circular motion smudged the red, orange and yellow to get the look of depth and a highlight on the pumpkin surface. After the smudging they would take a green pastel and create a stem and contour lines to make the pumpkin more realistic. Some took a black pastel to increase the depth. They would then add vines, sky and the surrounding field with shadows. We were going for pumpkin patches at night and you may see a few drew a full moon and a few clouds.
 
The results are inspirational.
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