One of our art goals for 4th graders is to practice value and shading. So what better practice then trying to create rounded Christmas Ball Ornaments.
For this poject students began by drawing out a pine branch. They started with a long line of green crayon or oil pastel and then added short lines for the pine needles. When they were happy with the branch all the students added a round ornament. Their ornament had a highlight were the light was reflecting a sid that should have been in shaddow and then they were suppose to try to blend to create a range of values in between. Once they were done with the ornament then they could add other christmas decorations to their trees.