Drawing Bugs in Jars
Students will draw pictures of jars filled with bugs.
By Laura Stuart-Smith [Laura is an art teacher at St. Joseph School in Sharon, PA]
Children will learn to look at the details of bugs and plants as they learn about symmetry and asymmetry.
What You Need:
- large white paper
- crayons (or pencil crayons or markers)
- black markers
- jar pattern (optional) Older children can do quite well drawing their own jar.
What You Do:
- Show children a variety of bug and plant drawings.
- Teach children to look at the bugs from the top (symmetric) and from the side (asymmetric).
- Have them draw a bug jar with pencil (younger children can use a pattern for this).
- Have children draw bugs and plants, and a bug setting in their bug jars.
- Next children go over pencil lines with black markers.
- Finish with each child coloring their project with crayons, pencil crayons or markers.
Of or exhibiting symmetry.
Exact correspondence of form and constituent configuration on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis.
Having no balance or symmetry.