My fifth graders are doing a great O'Keeffe project right now and I wanted to share (their yet unfinished) projects! First, I had them create a "viewfinder" from a piece of white paper to place atop a magazine or calendar picture of a flower. They were to find an interesting view of the flower and tape it on. They drew the enlarged version on a piece of black paper, making sure that whatever was seen in the viewfinder was showing on their black paper.
We're working on blending with the oil pastels. This is a great project for them to really concentrate on a small area of a picture and to look and see how many "versions" of a color are really in that red flower!
So far, so good! I will definitely post some of the results. I like what I see so far, and so do they!