Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Oil Pastel Fruit

  1. You will need several pieces of fruit and a bowl, basket or other container for this center. Display the fruit in the container at your kids' eye level.
  2. They should use pencil to scetch the setting from their particular perspective.
  3. They should then use oil pastels to create the still life. Encourage them to use up their whole paper and to show all of the details that they see.
  4. You may wish to mount these and laminate them to display around the school or cafeteria.

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