Observational drawing and creating a balanced composition
were the objectives for this fifth grade lesson.
The students did practice drawings of the citrus fruits from various angles before we began these, focusing on the slight differences in shape.
Each student had to draw at least five citrus fruits and arrange a balanced composition.
I brought actual lemons, oranges, and limes in for the kids to look at as they drew.
Some students used a little bit of colored pencil before the watercolor
to give them a boost with the shading.