For our Art on the Farm theme, I wanted to do a tractor. I was curious to see how the kids would do with the big round circles for the tires. I was so pleased to see how well they drew them freehand! I have a couple of tips for doing this successfully.
Then they had fun adding a farmer to drive the tractor. After going over some techniques for working with markers, the kids add color as they wish.
We ran out of time, but your kids can add a background for the tractors: different crops in the field, a bumblebee or butterfly, or whatever is in their imaginations! Another option is to start on a larger piece of paper and add a hay wagon or another piece of farm equipment. Provided in the lesson are an idea sheet for the background and a line drawing of a hay wagon.
The 14-page project includes:
-Project Overview + Learning Objectives
-Fun Facts About Tractors + Word Wall (with Definitions)
-Recommended Books + Supplies
-Photo Tutorial for Drawing
-Photo Tutorial for Working with Markers
-Helpful Tips + Possible Extensions
-Student Gallery, Grades 1-2
-How to Draw a Tractor, Step-by-step
-Line Drawing of a Tractor
-Background Ideas (Corn, Spinach, Dandelion, Bee, Butterfly Drawings)
-Hay Wagon Line Drawing
Supplies: 9 x 12” white sulphite drawing paper, black flair markers or permanent markers, colored markers.
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