4th grade, Autumn leaf studies

Fall into The Elements of Art, with these beautiful Autumn illustrations created by our 4th graders. 

Line- Various marks were used to create each leafs shape and inner structure.

Shape– Leaves are organic shapes! We traced a minimum of 7 organic shapes in our composition. Leaf size and types varied.

Color– Autumn leaves are rich in color. Hues like red, yellow, green, orange, and brown were used to bring our leaves to life. Using watercolor pencils, we mixed colors and blended them together using a brush and water.

Value– Sometimes our leaves changed in value from dark to light.

Space– Space is the area between and around our leaves. The space around an object is often called negative space.

Texture–  The structure of our leaves (veins) were draw to create “visual” texture. Our center leaf, captured texture through seeing and feeling.

Form– To study our leaves we had to look and feel them. Our 2-dimentional leaves gave the illusion of form while our center relief held it.

The elements of art are the building blocks used by artists to create a work of art. 

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