|"Gifted" by Natasha Wescoat|
Afterwards we reviewed warm colors vs. cool colors.
To get their artwork started, students began by drawing a horizon line with a black crayon and then painted the sky with warm colors and the ground with cool colors using liquid watercolor paint.
The next day I demoed how to draw swirly trees and had my students practice it in their sketchbooks first. Once they felt confident in their ability to draw the tree, they either went ahead and drew it in sharpie on their paper.. or drew it first in pencil and then traced in sharpie.
On the third and final day students finished drawing their trees if they hadn't already and then started adding their "jewels" (cut up pieces of construction paper).
Overall I really like this project! It was a great choice for our Square 1 Art project!
|Inspired by my students work - I went home and did this acrylic painting. :) Fun stuff!|