Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday Art Feature
The only way I could bear to take down my Fall leaf art from last week, was to do another Fall leaf art this week. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fall colours!!!
For this project, I got brave and broke out the paints. We discussed how to make shades and tints of colours by adding black and white paint. I found the best way to do this without having the students mix up all the colours on a paper plate, was to use egg cartons. I poured two sections of blue paint (one to make blue shades and one to make blue tints), and one of each black and white. We started with a stripe of blue paint in the centre of the page (I used cardstock for this project). We then added black to the blue paint bit by bit as we worked down the page. When we were done that, we added white to the other blue paint, bit by bit, and worked up the page. Then we let it dry.
We then used a pencil to draw a tree outline on the paper, and coloured it in with black sharpie. I actually projected an image of a tree outline I had found online so the students could follow along while they drew. With that being said, I did have some awfully ... interesting trees. ;)
We used scrapbook paper to cut out the leaves (we used green, orange, yellow, and red papers). I left it up to the students to add as many or as few leaves as they wished.
My students aren't quite finished with their projects yet (they are just finishing up with the leaves). With the cross country meet Thursday afternoon, and a PD day today, we didn't get in as much art time this week as I would've liked. We usually start our art projects Monday morning (45 minute class), then students can finish their projects through the week when they have extra time. I did however, do this as a weekend craft project with my own kids last weekend. Here is our completed project:
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!!! To celebrate surviving the first month of school, I'm having a SALE at my TPT store until Sunday! Stop by and take a peek ...