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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Construction Paper Trees


Eloise Renouf
Fall Trees

Student Art
2nd grade Mrs. Johnson's class
Santiago, Erin,
Adam, Hayden, 
Reggie, Musa & Ria
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2nd grade Mrs. Parker
Debora, Sophia, Lauren, 
Stephen, Aydin, Emily & AnnaBlaire
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Step by Step
 
Supplies Needed
2 large pieces of consturction paper
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Cut a variety of shapes out of the construction paper. 
I folded the papers and cut multiple out at once. I did not end up using them all, but they were there as possibilities.


Draw a line down the center of the trees with a pencil. This is the main line or trunk.
Draw lines (of any kind, be creative) coming from the trunk.
Make sure if you have multiples of one kind of tree, use the same kind of line as you did before
 (stay consistent with tree types).




Lay out tree tops onto paper
Plan the Taller ones in back and shorter ones in front.
Hard concept- if a tree is on top of another, it will also be lower on the plan.
This can be altered on the next step when drawing the trunks too :)
 


Draw trunks of trees coming from the center stem of cutouts...



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OTHER OPTION
CONSTRUCTION PAPER CITY SCAPE
The Artist Rizzi
(above)
The above artwork is from
http://seraphiccreationsartclasses.blogspot.com/2013/09/james-rizzi-cityscape.html

This overlapping construction paper shapes with Sharpie idea could be done with 5th graders using the idea of James Rizzi too. 
I saw this idea and loved it. Can't wait to try it with kids!
 http://plateauartstudio.blogspot.com/2013/01/james-rizzi.html


2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful work. It is a true inspiration. I am new to the homeschooling world. We are finishing up a lapbook on trees. The tree craft will make a wonderful addition to it. Great work, and great that this can be adapted to a wide range of ages. Love It! :)

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  2. Thanks! This is a perfect project for my homeschool co-op grade 3-4 art class!! Beautiful!

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