My 6th grade and up group have been working on these mixed media trees for the last couple of weeks. The focus of this project was recognizing complimentary colors, identifying the subtleties of warm/cool colors, and using gel medium with acrylic paint to build up layers. Students started by choosing a warm or cool color […]
Over the last few snowy/icy weeks, my 3rd-5th grade groups painted these amazing giraffes. Students drew from photographs of giraffes. I am trying to wean this group from directed drawing. There is a lot of groaning when they hear they have to draw on their own, but they almost always surprise themselves. We drew these […]
This week two of my classes finished their chameleon collage project. To begin this project, we read The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. We then created painted papers, one in cool greens and one in warm colors. The next step was creating our rainbow backgrounds. We used my favorite new art supply, Stabilo Woodies to […]
I knew this project would take some time, but the recent snowy weather didn’t help. After working on them for one last class, I decided to send them home. Even unfinished, though, I think they turned out great. They came up with some great patterns in their squares.