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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I showed my 4th graders how to draw the simple shapes that make up the nutcrackers. Then I asked them to decorate the nutcrackers they drew by adding their own details. We talked about the element of design, value and how it makes things in art work look "real". I showed them techniques that they could use with oil pastels to create value in their art work.


  1. These are so lovely and colourful. I recently did a nutcracker project as well- perfect for the holidays.

  2. Thanks for this great art idea. I like the 'value' aspect which is how I would like to use this. I have "pinned "it too.