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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mexican Marigolds

In Mexico, these beautiful flowers are grown for the Day of the Dead Celebration. We created these beauties using: oil pastels, painted paper, tempera paint, and construction paper.

1. Students created the vase shape then added monochromatic oil pastels to the vase. Students chose 1 geometric shape then rotated the monochromatic colors of oil pastels.
2. Students then painted stems with leaves containing patterns above the vase.
3. The marigolds were created using painted paper.
Shapes were drawn on the back, then students cut out flowers and added oil pastels details to the painted paper side.

Glorious, fun and cheerful!

Friday, November 6, 2009

How to create a large mural


1. Students draw out sketch
2. Students use large paint brushes and tempera paint, then fill in the entire display paper
3. Students outline, shade and add details with oil pastels.
Parents and students alike love this concept and the end results!

Frida Kahlo's Still Life