Fifth Grade Tree Silhouettes

Fifth Graders learned about negative space and how to draw trees by observing the shapes between branches and leaves rather than drawing the tree itself.  By arranging the negative spaces appropriately, students created tree silhouettes on their papers.  Each student filled in their negative spaces with opaque oil pastels, making sure to create smooth fades from one color to the next.  When their oil pastel spaces were filled in, they painted the tree silhouettes with black paint.  To see more of these beautiful Tree Silhouettes and other art projects, visit the Levin+Shapiro Flickr sets.