Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K - 8 | Age: 5-14yrs | Written by:
[Ilona is a teacher at Salt Book/ Allen W. Roberts in New Providence.]
Students will discover the world of the Chinese dragon by creating their own festive dragon.
Students will use texture, line, shape, pattern and color when creating their dragons.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- white drawing paper 12x18
- black permanent marker
- books containing dragons
DAY ONE (40 mins)
- Briefly discuss the characteristics of a dragon and list ideas on board.
- Then have students look through books containing pictures of dragons and ask them to find as many characteristics as listed on the board.
- Next give the students a piece of white drawing paper and pencil and have them create an original dragon.
(this may be difficult for some so i suggest they try to copy a dragon they like best in the book, this will spark imagination then the idea takes off into a dragon of their own)
- When their dragon is complete they trace over the lines with a black permanent marker, draw a horizon line and sign their name on the bottom.
DAY TWO (40min)
- Students use watercolors to paint their dragons being careful not to use too much paint as it will flow into unwanted areas. Paint entire paper and lay to dry.
- Mount on black paper and display.
Note: students may practice writing Chinese characters if available. Here is a link for Chinese character cards: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_character_cards.htm
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