Students will create an original crayon resist painting of a bug's life.Objectives:
Class Session 1: Introduction to project. Discuss how to plan out compositions (types of bugs, sizes and placement of bugs on the paper, possible bug environments, use of scale). Demonstrate how to draw bugs by simplifying the shapes and patterns of bugs and other objects. Emphasize to students that their composition needs to fill up most of the page.
Class Session 2: Students will outline their entire drawings in black sharpie marker. Discuss crayon coloring procedures (using heavy pressure, repeating colors, limiting number of colors used).
Class Session 3-4: Review of coloring procedures.
Class Session 5: Discuss crayon resist procedure. Demonstrate how to paint with watercolors over finished compositions using 1 or more colors.
Class Session 1: Students will begin drawing bugs life compositions using pencil.
Class Session 2: Students will finish drawings and outline them with black sharpie marker. Students will begin coloring in compositions with crayon.
Class Session 3-4: Students will continue coloring in compositions.
Class Session 5: Students will finish coloring. Students will paint with watercolors over the top of their finished compositions.
Ask students how they planned out their compositions. Encourage students to name their bugs or make up a story about their bug's life pictures.
Step-by-step drawing lessons for over 80 insects and other creepy crawlies such as millipedes, ticks, and spiders are featured in this carefully constructed drawing book.