Here is a very simple autumn art activity focusing on magnification and line. After viewing a variety of leaves with magnifying glasses we created these close-up interpretations.
Students drew a line down the middle of their page with an oil pastel. They were then instructed to draw 3 or 4 more lines extending from the center line to the edges of their paper. Then they coloured over their lines with their pastel to create a thick layer on their drawing. They had the option to add other thinner lines/veins. We finished by painting them with block tempera paints in fall leaf colours.
I LOVE the way they turned out!