Second and third graders explored Eric Carle books to discover his vibrant collages. They spent a class applying bright tempera paint onto paper using brushes, sponges, small carpet pieces, scrubbies, etc. A horizon line was cut across a green paper to form land. Sun and stars were cut from oranges and yellows. The pieces were carefully glued onto a blue sky.
Archive for March, 2010
This yummy cupcake was done in tempera paints. Second graders painted cupcakes, then swirled tinted frosting on top. Sprinkles, candies and fruits add a pop of color. The borders repeat two of the cupcake colors.
This stunning butterfly is an example of a third grade lesson on symmetry. Students viewed a colorful array of butterfly photos for inspiration. After cutting a wing and tracing it twice onto sandpaper, students applied a heavy layer of crayon. The butterflies were ironed onto white paper, melting the crayon onto the sandpaper.
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers inspired this sunny composition. Overlapping sunflowers were drawn in a variety of sizes. A thick layer of blended craypas filled each flower. Complimentary blue-violet watercolor was used in the background.
Grant Wood’s farms inspired this craypas resist landscape. Craypas were used to create patterns suggesting crops. Liquid watercolors were mixed to achieve a variety of greens to paint over the patterns. Farm buildings, ponds, and a vibrant sky complete the composition.