Karla Gerard Inspired Painting. Construction paper shapes used to create overlapping hills., trees, and houses provide depth. Construction paper crayons or cray-pas used to create differing patterns on the hills, houses, and trees.
After reading Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg, I had my students choose an "oops" from an "oops box," which was full of old scrap paper from previous lessons. I sifted through the scraps ahead of time to ensure a variety of interesting colors and shapes.
OIL PASTEL TIGER: Using a pencil, make a large circle, then draw a simple tiger face, starting with two eyes, two lines going down the center, a upside down triangle nose and two circles drawn to the sides. Add whiskers, then ears, body and tail. Lastly, triangles may be drawn all around the edges for a tiger look. After the tiger is drawn, draw lots of leaves around the tiger. When drawing is complete, trace with a heavy, black marker, then color in space with oil pastels.