Never take the fun out of creating because that is where the learning begins!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Boats on the Mediterranean Sea

Want a fun project to do in 40 minutes? Try these.
1. Students folded a 12 x 18 paper in half, painted the sky and water with watercolors. Let Dry for about 4 minutes.
2. Students then used tempera paints starting with the lightest colors then progressing to the darkest color to complete their steamships.
3. Lastly, students folded over their papers and pulled a monoprint from their original painting. No pencils were used, everything was done by imagination!
These were a blast to do and the students loved them! I found the project at I like to check in their gallery every once and a while. This one will be a keeper. :)

Vocabulary: Monoprint, reflection, transparent, opaque.


  1. i will try this - i love monoprinting!

  2. I love the idea of using watercolors first! We will be studying landscapes cityscapes after maternity leave. This is such a cool idea. By the way here is what you inspired at our little school. Your project is a fav with my bilingual 5th grade! Their favorite part was color mixing.

  3. This is great. What a great technique. And just when you thought you've done them all!

  4. Hello! I've seen your idea and I really like it!
    What age did you do it with?
    Thanks for sharing