Materials: Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paint, or computer, chosen object
Instructions: Begin by clicking the link for the trailer of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”. While you’re watching, imagine being extremely small. How would ordinary objects look different?
Click on the provided links to see examples of Sarah Graham’s close-up paintings. The objects appear to be bigger than they actually are, which makes us feel smaller than we are.
Choose an object from around your house. This can be a bag of chips, a shampoo bottle, or even a plastic toy. Instead of drawing the entire object, we want to emphasize (draw attention to) only one section of it. *I like to put tape around the section that I plan on drawing.
Once you’ve picked out the section that you want to emphasize and make bigger, begin by drawing what you see. Remember, you’re drawing it as if you are small and the object is very large, so draw everything bigger than you think you need to.
Once you’ve drawn your object, you can color with whatever media (materials used to create art) you chose.
I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid!
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie trailer that shows what the world might look like if you were the size of an ant.
Chupa Chups, Cupcakes, Crayons, Marble click on each link to see examples of Sarah Graham’s close-up paintings.