Check out what the artists at Buffalo Elementary are creating!
To begin this project, we first looked at images of Cezanne's still life. We chatted about what kinds of things could count as a still life. Mrs. White? No. A vase of flowers? Yes. A deer? No. Our table caddies? Yes. I showed an image of a few apples on a round plate and the artists identified the shapes we would be using to draw our own still life. We drew with a black oil pastel on 9 x 12 white sulphite. The tablecloth was up to them: flowers, hearts, stripes, dots, zig-zags, whatever!
Color baby color
We had the elements line and shape, now it was time to add some color. We talked about how apples are forms: full, not flat. I showed them how we could make them look full by making one side of our apples red or green, adding yellow, and blending the colors together. They chose one color for the plate and the tablecloth was up to them. The last step was to outline with black oil pastel.
Still-life lesson from Teach and Shoot.