The Coffin School garden has been growing some spectacular pumpkins this fall! I picked two from the back garden and brought them into the art room for students to observe. We carefully examined the shape of the pumpkins and noticed that while they were mostly oval, they were a little irregular — one had a taller side and one had a flatter bottom. We also noticed the directions the ridges curve in, the way the stem looks bumpy, and the dirt from where the pumpkin was resting on its side as it grew.
After drawing the pumpkins in pencil, students had a choice to either outline them in Sharpie or black tempera paint. Next week we will use chalk pastel to color our pumpkins and review warm and cool color relationships.