Autumn is a great time to use colourful leaves of various shapes and sizes for students to use for observation drawings. I had Year 4 students choose a leaf to place in front of them to draw (some students found it easier to trace the leaf to get the shape right) They began using oil pastels in a colour close to the colours on the leaf, making sure to emphasise the veins on the leaf. They blended colours with their finger to spread the colour to look natural, rather than blocks of colours.
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I am a primary school Art teacher in Melbourne, Australia. I have been teaching Art for 13 years and I love finding out about artists and their artworks to inspire students. I am sharing my lesson and unit plans and student artwork examples with other art teachers. I also have an instagram account: @primary_school_art View all posts by Liz