Monday, January 31, 2011
2nd grade students where introduced to painting with sponges. They used a circle shape sponge then painted on construction paper to give the illusion of the outer shell of the turtle. Students were also introduced to tints and shades. They loved the various shades the paint and sponge made.
Day 1 -We painted paper with sponges and various shades of green paint.
Supplies 12 x 12 green construction paper and 6 x 12 green construction paper
Day 2 Students used tracers for the turtle to get the shapes of the head, shell, and flippers. Cut the shapes and assembled the turtle.
Students then added eyes and used oil pastels to outline the circles on the shell. lastly they painted with glitter paint to give the sparkle of the shell.
As you can see I separated the oil pastels -all various shades of green were used. Students will be creating sea murals for the various sea life creatures. Stay tuned more to come!
Friday, January 28, 2011
4th grade students examined Picasso's paintings of the Mediterranean Sea. Pablo Picasso lived in the south of France and painted many different views of the beautiful sea. Students drew with pencils to sketch out their ideas, then painted with blue tempera paint and created various tints of blue as well. The students loved mixing their colors on the paper! After the students paintings were complete, they used oil pastels to outline shapes and add designs.
Supplies: 12 x 18 drawing paper, blue and white tempera paint oil pastels
Class time: 2- 40 minute classes
4th grade studied various Picasso's Landscapes. Students created, in pencil, many of the characteristics found in his paintings. Wavy hills, buildings, fun trees were all added. After the students created their drawings they used tints and shades of green tempera paint to create vivid paintings. They also mixed new hues of green on their paintings.
Lastly, students outlined with various shades of green oil pastels.
Supplies: 12 x 18 paper, tempera paints.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Students used a piece of 18" x 18" tagboard, drew a heart, painted it with tempera paint, then cut it out when dry. It took 50 minutes to complete one large heart.
Students created a big flower on 18" x 18" sheets of tagboard with tempera paint. It took 50 minutes to complete one large flower. We let them dry and then cut them out.
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