Saturday, October 20, 2012

Painted Paper Trees

Loving all the beautiful colors all around us!  My students are so excited for this time of year. Pumpkins, beautiful changing leaves, apple cider and field trips to the local apple orchard and grist mill. Students have been creating projects based upon this beautiful time of year.  

Painted Paper Trees




One project that I did was to discuss the fall trees and 
how tree branches are formed. 


Students created painted paper tree tops, then added the trunks and twisted branches with tempera paints.  Next, we discussed how leaves blow and travel in the wind.  Students used the warm color tempera paints and added dots to represent leaves on their paper.





 In the hallway I displayed the vivid painted trees along with real tree branches hanging from the ceilings. (Another class added liquid watercolor painted paper leaves to the branches.) These were a hit at the school.







Materials:  

12 x 18 construction paper
Painted Paper -various shades for tree tops and ground
Tempera Paint- Warm color Palette and Large and Small brushes
Glue and scissors.

7 comments:

  1. Excellent - I love the background color choices too :)

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  2. Great trees! beautiful results. well done. :)

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  3. One of the reasons I love your blog is the orgy of colors! Your projects are so infused with color they jump right off the page and you want to inhale them!

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  4. They are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. I agree with Pat - love those gorgeous autumn colors - and also love that your trees aren't all shaped like letter Y's (my latest pet peeve). I adore rich bright tempera colors!!!

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