PAPER BAG LANTERNS with Iris Kiewiet (Regional Artist: WQSB)

The students will look at filling a volume with textures, patterning with pressure, grading, hatching, etc. The
landscape is drawn on tracing paper with these techniques. The various colours will brighten the lantern as the
light comes through. Canadian animals like bear, deer, fox, owl are sketched with general circles and shapes
for the body and head. By observing various animal pictures, students look at characteristics. These drawings are cut out and glued to the landscape. The last stage is assembling all elements into a lantern. These can be
used against a window or with a battery light.

Materials: Colouring pencils, scissors, glue stick. Paper bags and tracing paper are provided.

Grade Levels: Kindergarten, Elementary Cycle 1, 2, 3

Artist Profile: Iris Kiewiet


Paper Bag Lanturns

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