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Kindergarten Monsters

Kindergarteners loved designing these wild monsters!  Painting a smooth, even coat of paint was a challenge they mastered.  Selecting just the right eyes, nose and hair was fun for all.  Students expressed their creativity while learning basic painting skills.



These festive second grade sombreros were done as part of our celebration of Mexican art.  Students used bright tempera on colorful 18″ x 24″ paper.  Painted Paper Blog was the inspiration for this lesson.

Gingerbread Houses

Kindergarten students turned into pastry chefs for this holiday project.  Paper gingerbread was iced with thick white tempera.  Shingles, doors and windows were outlined with the tempera “frosting.”  Dot daubers were used to add festive candies.

Clay Frogs Grade 3

These clay frogs began as a pinch pot.  While the pot was setting up, students rolled coils for the legs and tongue.   The longer back legs were formed into the letter “s”.  The tongue was slightly flattened.  Students scored and applied slip to attach the legs and tongue.  The little feet were gently flattened, then toes were pressed in with a toothpick.  The eyes were small balls of clay stamped with a small marker cap.

Students painted a base coat of tempera on their frogs.  After carefully touching up any unpainted specks, they added stripes or spots.  Small sponge dabbers and q tips worked well for the spots.   A final coat of tempera varnish sealed each piece.

Beach Towels

We’re ready for summer fun!  K/1 artists used thick tempera paint to design colorful beach towels.  They used a variety of lines to create these bright designer towels.  Of course, everyone needed a  sand pail, shovel and beach ball for our day at the shore.

Frosty Friends

First graders used big brushes and thick white tempera to paint snowbanks and snowmen.  Snowflakes were dabbed on with q tips.  Markers, paper scraps, buttons and poms were used to complete the snow people.

African Mudcloth

Authentic African mud cloth was the inspiration for this tempera painting.