Art – Perspective with Scarecrows

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This was a cool project insofar that we didn’t use watercolors.  Instead we used water based markers to achieve the color effect.

This is a great lesson to focus on vanishing points and near vs. far perspective, though the kids thought the scarecrows looked a bit creepy so up-close.  Ha!  Because of that, some of them even purposefully made their scarecrows more like “scary-crows.”  I have the best kids.  🙂

This project was a bit challenging to teach, because I had to constantly remind the kids to think of each area as a “shape” when they were outlining it with the marker because that’s where the color was pulled from when the water was added.  That was a hard concept for them to get.  HOWEVER, if we ever use this marker/watercolor technique again, they’ll have it down pat.

Here are the kids in the process of creating them:

 

Here are some of the “scarey-crows” and scarecrows that were made:

Schooled in Love - Perspective with Scarecrows

Schooled in Love - Perspective with Scarecrows

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Schooled in Love - Perspective with Scarecrows

Schooled in Love - Perspective with Scarecrows

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