Tired of pumpkins? Have students create a variety of interesting Halloween art work for your classroom! Several important art strategies and techniques are incorporated into this comprehensive art lesson.
Students learn how to make and use a simple viewfinder to help them observe like artists, focusing on details in the environment and in artwork. They make preliminary drawings, choose one for a larger format, and make and use a cropping window to create interesting “close-up” compositions. Sponge painting adds texture, and students crop and mount their own art work.
Drawing on Halloween includes the following:
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- list of materials needed
- suggestions for related read-aloud books
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson, including modeling the drawing
- directions for the art activity
- ideas for varying and extending the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing art
- a “Writing About Art” suggestion
- photographs of student art work for reference
- directions for making viewfinders
- directions for making and using a cropping window / mat
Teachers may want to add photographs or illustrations of pumpkins and other Halloween symbols to the introduction and for student reference.
This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, art technique, and art analysis.
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Drawing on Halloween is bundled
with two other lessons in Three Spooktacular Art Lessons for Halloween
Other holiday-themed art lessons you might enjoy:
Art Lessons With Autumn Leaves
Patriotic Colors Cut Paper Collage
Art With Snowmen-Two Literature-Connected Torn Paper Collage Lessons
Art Lessons With Hearts
Green Art for St. Patrick’s Day
For more art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
Creating Art With Kids
lessons are designed to focus primarily on the creative process. They are intended to be open-ended enough to encourage student creativity and detailed enough to give teachers clear direction.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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