Inside Outside Drawings of Fruit
Students will learn how to draw the inside and outside of fruit.
By Traci Wolfensperger [Traci is a Substitute/ Art Teacher from Waterloo, Iowa]
- 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
line, contour, shape, color, contrast (outside/inside), observational drawing (art and science), still life
What You Need:
- Oil pastels
- White paper: Cut small enough to fit two pieces on one sheet of construction paper for mounting
- Construction paper
- Scratch paper
- Assorted fruits &/or vegetables: Such as, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, eggplant & squash
- Knife: For cutting the fruits & veggies
- Paper towels
What You Do:
- Explain that students will be studying the inside & outside of an object.
- Demonstrate using oil pastels:
Using scratch paper to test colors
Using pencils to scratch through the pastels to create textures.
- Have students select an interesting view to draw the object; drawing the outside first on one sheet.
- Next have students share what they think the insides will look like.
- 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)
- Once completed, have the students mount their two drawings together, side by side.
- As a class discuss the differences between the inside and the outside.