Yum, Yum...Since my FAVE candy at this time of year as Halloween approaches is Candy Corn...Fifth graders at Highland Elementary School set up "wee mini" still lifes on 3 x 3 inch cardstock with their pieces of Candy Corn!
We did coordinate grid enlargements by drawing from the 3 x 3 square set-up to a 9 x 9 inch square taking note of proportions and how shapes and angles correlated to the horizontal, vertical, and (we added diagonal axis lines) as they sketched their 3 times larger than life Candy. We were able to incorporate our math integration in a tasty way!
Such temptation staring them in the face!
(Kids were "forbidden" to EAT their models until AFTER they had drawn them....how ghoulish)
AND after they washed off all the messy pastels from their fingers!
This lesson's main EMPHASIS, (principle of design) besides the candy...was working with COLOR: complementary warm and cool color schemes, Value shading and highlighting, and complementary blending to "tone" down their colors to create the illusion of 3D forms!