I forgot to post these last week. My apologies! Last week, we learned about Paul Klee and his painting, Senecio (1922). We first painted our backgrounds with tempera paint, using a mat board scrap to apply the paint. While those were drying, we drew “Senecio” on yellow-gold paper using oil pastel and added color with […]
My busy K-2nd grade group did these watercolor resist birds today. We used oil pastels to draw the birds and add pattern. Then we painted the birds with liquid watercolor. This was a sweet ending to our five week session.
My K-2nd grade group finished their Paul Klee Cats today. These have so much character! We drew our cats with oil pastel on brown paper and colored them with chalk pastel. I think this is one of the only projects I have repeated. It is so simple and turns out so great!
These sweet elephants were worth the wait. We started these last week after reading Elmer. After their drawing was complete, students filled in their elephant with a pattern of their choice. I love some of the original designs they came up with! They added color with markers, cut them out and glued them on black paper. […]
I love how these Chinese Vases turned out! There was a lot of skills packed into this short project. We started out by looking at pictures of Chinese vases for inspiration and talking about symmetry and pattern. Students drew their vase shape, cut it out and painted a pattern of their choice in blue watercolor. […]
Several classes just finished a project based on David Shannon’s “David” books. David is always getting in trouble. My goal was for students to show action and emotion in their drawings. They certainly accomplished that! We used illustrations from Shannon’s books for inspiration. Students were encouraged to add their own details or other characters to […]