This is a quick, "follow me" art project that always looks spectacular. I like to have my students draw with the crayons instead of a pencil. That way, they have to spend a little more time planning what they're going to do before they touch the paper. This works best if the teacher demonstrates step by step what to do--I do, then you do.
9x12 green construction paper
9x12 blue construction paper
oil pastels or crayons--green and white
1. Look at several pictures of the Statue of Liberty, especially close ups of the face and crown.
2. Use the green crayon to draw a large oval for the head. Fill almost the entire paper, leaving some room for the neck at the bottom and room for the crown at the top.
3. Draw two lines for the outline of the hair.
4. Draw the eyes, eyebrows and eyelashes.
5. Draw the nose. The easiest way is to make a slightly curved line for the bridge of the nose, a small U shape for the point of the nose, and two C shaped brackets for the nostrils.
6. For the mouth, draw the middle lip line first. Draw two bumps for the upper lip and a curve for the bottom lip.
7. Draw the neck. Remember the neck is as wide as the head.
8. Draw the shoulders. going up toward the left side of the paper because her right arm is raised holding the torch.
9. Draw the crown. Start with a "rainbow" over the head for the windows. Then add the points going off the page. Pretend you're drawing the part that goes off the page to help you come back down at the right angle.
10. Draw the curls by her ears.
11. Add accents with the white crayon--whites of the eyes, hair lines, highlights on the crown and on the dress.
12. Cut out the face and glue to the blue paper. If you want, you can use the white crayon to shade the blue paper before you glue.
This lesson is from We Heart Art.