Autumn offers so many wonderful opportunities for art-making! I just have to share more of our Home School Art Club's creative work.
These first pieces are mixed media leaf rubbings. The students first make simple leaf rubbings using cheap white copy paper and a black crayon laying on its side, pressing hard.
They then paint the leaves using two or three colors on each leaf.
After the leaves are dry, they cut out the leaves and glue them to a piece of colored card stock.
Now they will draw a series of lines from top to bottom of the paper. The lines move and swirl around the shapes of the leaves, an art technique that portrays movement. They should start with black Sharpies to create their basic line patterns, then use two more colors using oil pastels (or metallic Sharpies, which was their idea), to fill in between the black lines. The goal was to not touch any other lines and to let the paper show between the lines.
They look just like leaves tumbling down from the trees, don't they?