The lovely 3rd grade artists created this adorable Birch Tree painting. They started by created a sky full of "cool colors" - green, blue and purple. The sky was done with oil pastel and watercolor paint. After that they learned a scraping technique with black paint for the trees. Once the trees were dry, cut, and attached to their background, shadows were added. Shadows were done with watercolor paint. The result - a beautiful winter scene.
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This tree is a sample of what the 5th graders are working on. The spiral trees, as I like to call them, have been a many-step process. The design of the tree was drawn with pencil first. The spirals were drawn with crayon, oil pastel, and construction paper following that. Then, the big tree was painting with black tempera. This week, we added the lovely watercolor to fill in the majority of the paper. The final step will be a surprise to students next week!
5th grade wire portraits are finally on display! I LOVE the results :) Also featured in this slideshow are watercolor paintings created during the after school art classes. They are also pretty fantastic!
Here are some pictures from my after school lesson with Carney-Nadeau schools on Tuesday :) Watercolor techniques lesson is always fun!
My youngest artists did some painting today! Here is a sneak peak :) I love Thursdays with Young 4s! (and the 5th graders after that are pretty stellar, too)
Sometimes projects don't go quite as I planned. These were supposed to be really detailed owl paintings, but the painting day was filled with mistakes. There were lots of spills, and tears, oh my! SO, the following week I decided to let them have fun and finish them how they pleased - using marker or oil pastel :) The results were cute... even if it wasn't exactly how I'd planned it.
2nd graders started to learn about the Color Wheel. They should be experts on complementary colors, warm/cool colors, and primary/secondary colors. After a quick review, we painted sunsets with the theme of warm vs. cool colors. So far so good! We'll finish them up next tme.