This is the second time that our Grade 2/3 class has experimented with pastel on black construction paper. The students started off by drawing their snowman and hat in white. using a circular motion they coloured in the white snowman body. Using 3 shades of blue and starting on the outside edge of the snowman, they made a "C" shaped shadow. They were directed not to leave any of the original white showing on the outside edge. using the same 3 shades of blue, students filled in the hat starting with the darkest shade on the left and working towards the lightest shade on the right. The details were then added to the face and two shades of brown were used for the arms. Snowflakes are simple white "X's". The ground that the snowman sits on is rounded in white and brown to show shadow.
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Renee Landry is an Elementary School Teacher in Rothesay, NB.
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