We've had some beautiful weather off and on the past month-guess that's just like March. It got me in the mood for a flower lesson. I love Van Gogh and I love sunflowers, so I did a lesson on perspective while drawing a sunflower still life. I also incorporated reviewing warm/cool colors. I was inspired at some other artlesson site for teaching to draw different perspectives on the flowers, but I can't find where it was. If it was you, please post a comment and I'd love to direct others to your lesson too.
I hadn't done the aluminum sheets in one of my classes yet, and they were begging to draw on the "foil" so here it is again. I instructed students on how to draw sunflowers from three different perspectives-front, side and partially turned.
For my advanced class we used chalk pastels on black construction paper. Love how the bright colors turned out. Students were instructed to use cool colors in the background and warm colors in the flowers and vase. As you can see, some took the artistic freedom to do it their way...which is always okay!