Third and fourth grade artists looked at several examples of leaf artwork, including Georgia O'Keeffe. We also examined Stained Glass Windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Then we went outside to collect fallen leaves to inspire our work. Artists traced their leaves on the paper to create a balanced composition. Then they traced their lines with black glue (glue+black tempera paint). When the glue dried (into a giant black puddle on my art room floor... oops!), they used warm and cool color groups to paint their leaves and backgrounds. We used liquid watercolors.
Stained Glass window by Louis C. Tiffany and Leaves by Georgia O'Keeffe.
This lesson was inspired by Crayola Lessons