Lesson: Monochromatic Pumpkin Print
Grade Level: 4th Grade
Art Elements: Color, Shape
Art Skills: Drawing, Printmaking, Color Mixing
Making Connections: Seasons
Many others out in the blogoverse have done something with these pumpkin prints. As I began to think of a lesson that I could use with 4th grade and monochromatic colors, I was very bored with some of the shape/pattern designs I had seen in the past. I also know that printmaking is hard to find time for in our tight curriculum, so I decided to pair the pumpkin prints with monochromatic green leaves!! Students mixed to make the tints and shades. The key to making the pumpkins have value is to roll both yellow and orange ink on the tray and spread half and half. They look even better in person!
Check out some of these images of students as they work through the process:
It’s a double whammy lesson that the students sure enjoy. Plus, the results are pretty jazzy, too!