In fairy tales, castles are usually depicted with rose covered towers and beautiful gardens surrounding the property.
Come explore our painted gardens and stop to smell the roses!
I love using recycled items to create beautiful works of art. This project does just that. I have suggested always having placemats at the work tables so students can clean their brushes and keep the tables somewhat clean. We took those brushstroke laden 18" x 24" tagboard papers and painted large flowers for our hallways. These projects are big so you will need a lot of room.
Students start in the center and paint patterns and petals using tempera paints and large brushes. Students can mix and come up with any type of flower they choose to design. I love the free flowing ideas the students put into their work. Every project is just stunning and when displayed in the hallways the school looks lovely.
brushed- stroke place mats
then created beautiful flowers
18" x 24" tagboard
tempera paint various colors
Another project for our painted gardens was our Topiaries.
We started with painting topiary shapes with various shades of green tempera paint on 18" x 24" tagboard.
Let dry. Then we added cardboard strips for support, glued down the topiary tops and added tissue flowers with painted paper pots.
Braided paper towels for the trunk of the topiary
Tissue paper flowers