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Inside Outside Drawings of Fruit

Inside Outside Drawings of Fruit
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Students will learn how to draw the inside and outside of fruit.

By Traci Wolfensperger [Traci is a Substitute/ Art Teacher from Waterloo, Iowa]

Objectives:

  • Students will use observational drawing to study the unfamiliar
  • Students will use oil pastels to mix/blend colors
  • Students will be introduced to using drawing as a tool for documenting what we can learn with our eyes

Vocabulary:

line, contour, shape, color, contrast (outside/inside), observational drawing (art and science), still life

What You Need:

  • Oil pastels
  • Pencils
  • White paper: Cut small enough to fit two pieces on one sheet of construction paper for mounting
  • Construction paper
  • Scratch paper
  • Glue
  • Assorted fruits &/or vegetables: Such as, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, eggplant & squash
  • Knife: For cutting the fruits & veggies
  • Paper towels

What You Do:

  1. Explain that students will be studying the inside & outside of an object.
  2. Demonstrate using oil pastels:
    Mixing/blending colors
    Using scratch paper to test colors
    Using pencils to scratch through the pastels to create textures.
  3. Have students select an interesting view to draw the object; drawing the outside first on one sheet.
  4. Next have students share what they think the insides will look like.
  5. Then cut the object in half and have the students draw the inside on another sheet of paper. (You may want to practice cutting the fruit/veggie before class if the object is new to you)
  6. Once completed, have the students mount their two drawings together, side by side.
  7. As a class discuss the differences between the inside and the outside.

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