The grade 2/3 class made these poppies. The students started off with a black piece of paper. Using oil pastel, they drew two red "blobs" on the page. Then, they drew a cicle in the center of the "blob" and coloured red from the cirled to the outside edge of the "blob". Next, students drew a stem and coloured it green. For the background, students were asked to start at the bottom and draw a yellow line accross the page, stopping slightly before and after the edge of the stem. They drew a box to the bottom of the page, leaving a slight edge around the stem. The edge that is left is the black line that appears to float around the image. They continued drawing lines of colour accross the page and colouring in around the edge of the flower. As they got closer to the top, the students started using blue shades for the sky rather than the yellows and greens that they used below.
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