October 23, 2013

The Start of Radial Design Paintings: 2nd Grade

So Fall Break is over...my student teacher is gone (now replaced by two practicum students from MTSU 2 days a week)....and I'm getting back in the groove of things.  I feel like I've been MIA (and my stats are showing it).  My second grade students are starting their radial design paintings.  These large (12 x 18) paintings are a fav. of my students every year.  We break it up into 2 or 3 days.  Day 1 we look at radial design...draw out our designs...and begin blocking in color.  Day 2 we'll continue to fill in all spaces and refine areas that might need more attention.   If time allows we'll also begin outlining all shapes/lines with black.  It is fun & graphic when complete (not the bad kind of graphic..hee hee).  Stay tuned for continued painted goodness!!! 


  1. 12x18" is large? To me, large student paintings are 18"x24"! Still, these are colorful and fun.

    1. Phyl...I only see my kids once a week...some classes only every other week. We almost always work 9x12 just so we can finish!!!!!!!!

    2. Every other week? That stinks! But still, my solution: bigger paintings = bigger brushes - they don't have to take any longer if the brush size is commensurate with the paper size. Just food for thought!