Close Up Snowman - How do artists organize their artwork within the space of their paper?
The first graders have been on the "Space" unit for a quite a while now. They have completed 4 or 5 projects using space (this unit included the landscapes, cityscapes, these snowmen and a winter landscape). These snowmen have been so unique even though they are all cropped the same way. I spoke about zooming in on a camera with the kids and even showed them what that looks like on a digital camera. I had the kids follow along while I drew the outline of the snowman with a black crayon and they added their own details. I also asked the students to draw snow flakes in the sky with a white crayon. Then the students painted the details with watercolors...making sure to leave out the white snowman!