I met the other elementary art teacher from our district at the San Diego Museum of Art. Four of her students had this cupcake lesson chosen for the Young Art 2017: Beyond the Ordinary Exhibition. She mounted them on colored paper squares and grouped them together.
I think her students were grade three, I did this with my First Graders.
I thought it was a great way to use up some of the magazine donations and scrap paper we have accumulated.
I had my students color the background with oil pastel. I don’t typically use colored paper because it is difficult to estimate how much I need from year to year.
We did a lot of Still Life images this month.For Kindergarten, we did cupcakes. I use Staonal marking crayons for K’s instead of sharpies.
Staonal chunky black crayons are great for little hands and of course, hold up far better than a sharpie when used on a wet painting.
I demoed how to draw cupcakes and the different types of frosting tops. Then they chose to draw and paint one or more.
I like to show my youngest students how to draw something but leave up the composition and images up to them. For me, this allows them to learn how to draw while giving them the freedom to create an image as they see it.
I feel that this approach allows more creativity. I always tell them that they can follow along and draw what I draw or watch me first and then create their own.