5th Grade Warm Color Trees
Mr. LaBonte's class created these amazing tree paintings. They are still in the process of completion. Unfortunately, we will be missing days due to NO SCHOOL days. We have art on Thursdays, which we do not have a lot of in November.
The following steps w completed over a few weeks of classes.
1. Tape off tree design on cardboard using masking tape.
2. Paint over the tape with desired background color.
(My students were required to use warm colors - red, orange, yellow, and pink)
3. Let the paint try and apply a second coat if needed.
4. Remove masking tape very carefully.
5. Paint tree space black to create a tree silhouette.
6. Add details like metallic paint, sequins, glitter, etc for some pizazz.
7. Add finishing coat of Mod Podge to seal paint.
We had our first experience with watercolor paint yesterday with 1st Grade! It went fairly well, even with a Severe Weather Drill. 1st Graders are working on Serapes. Serapes are blankets native to Mexico, and are a great intro project to teach lines to younger art students.
Lines that were taught - wavy, zig-zag, straight, looped, broken, dotted, spiral and thick/thin. The lines were drawn with crayon, and our beautiful watercolor paint was added on top of it. This process is called a resist. The results are not quite finished, but I had to post the images taken so far. Up next, we'll add a cut paper fringe to the end to work on our fine motor skills.