- Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm
- Crayola Paint Brushes - Round
- Crayola Acrylic Paint - 6 Count
- Crayola Model Magic - Assorted Colours
- Large Flat Stones
- Photograph of a Flower
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Find a flower outside, or choose from a variety of flower images.
- Begin at the centre of the flower and draw the image outward on sketch paper creating a balanced, circular pattern, and repeating shapes.
- Find a large flat stone outdoors.
- Ask permission to use the stone in an artwork, and thank the earth for sharing the stone with you.
- Draw the flower image onto the stone, beginning in pencil with the centre of the flower.
- Use a balanced, circular pattern and repeat shapes and contrasting colours.
- Trace over the pencil drawing with a black fine line marker.
- After viewing the artwork of artist Christi Belcourt, examine the flower drawn on the stone and decide on a variety of colours to paint the flower.
- Paint in the style of Christi Belcourt.
- Use the end of a paint brush to paint bead-like circles onto the flower.
- Make sure the colours contrast with each other in different sections of the flower so that the image is clear.
- Fill the entire flower with colour, working from the centre outwards (similar to a mandala).
- After reading about, and discussing the Seven Grandfather teachings, brainstorm the teaching of humility.
- What animals represent humility?
- What does humility mean to you?
- Share a time you have experienced humility in your life.
- What do humans need to survive?
- How do plants and animals help humans live?
- What animal do you feel connected to? Why?
- What is your relationship with animals?
- Reflect on the word humility and your relationship to plants and animals.
- Choose an animal you feel connected to.
- Use Model Magic to form the animal, smoothing together separate pieces.
- Add detail to the animal using markers that contrast with the Model Magic.
- Create a self-portrait using Model Magic.
- Mix colours together to make a variety of skin tones, for example, red, white, yellow, with some blue makes a skin tone.
- Add clothes to your self-portrait using a variety of colours.
- Use markers to add detail to your face.
- Set up your self-portrait and the animal you feel connected to on top of the painted flower stone.
- Share your sculpture with your classmates.
- Reflect on the connections between plants, animals, and people, and the meaning of humility.
First Nations, Metis, Inuit