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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rocky Mountains

Our last project from WOW America was the Rocky Mountains. Students in 5th grade drew out their mountainous landscapes and added various details. They started with the mountains then finished at the bottom with lodges and cabins.
Students then painted in shapes with tempera paint starting with the lightest colors and continuing to the darkest colors. Students were constantly mixing colors and creating beautiful tints!During the third class session students added oil pastel texture and lastly outlined with black tempera. These turned out great too bad while we were painting these the Rockies were in a Winter Storm Warning!

Supplies: 12 x 18 drawing paper, tempera paints, oil pastels, small and large brushes