Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood Fairytale Art

Since I am traveling through the beautiful Rocky Mountain Region of the US and seeing all the wonderful trees and flowers I thought I would post a favorite project of mine. ENJOY!

Have you ever wondered what the path to grandma’s house would look like in 
the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood?

I read to the students Little Red Riding Hood written by Brothers Grimm with illustrations 
done by Bernadette Watts. 
The drawings in this book are so delicate I wanted my students to create their own version of a delicate field of flowers and trees.


Day One: 
 After listening to the story, students sketched out a tree and path. I suggested the tree be in the foreground and large, making sure the tree touch the top and bottom of the page. Next, we looked at how plants grow in nature. Many plants grow in clusters while some are freestanding by themselves. 

Students used oil pastels for flowers and grass. No sketching with a pencil was needed. I told them just take the oil pastels and freely draw the flowers. 

I love how the flowers turned out as well as the overlapping of colors in the trees.

This project took two 40- minute class periods to complete.

12 x 18 drawing paper
oil pastels, pencil

Laura is an elementary art teacher and the author of the blog Painted Paper. She has presented her thematic units nationally at the National Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Association Conferences. You can follow her updates on fun and creative projects for kids here.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful artwork but, my kids were petrified of little red riding hood when little.


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