December 22, 2014

Snowflakes: 4th

I haven't been able to paint as much as I'd like with my 4th graders this year.  I've noticed they've been very heavy handed with the watercolor...and lack a lot of control.  So we did this fun one day project to work on washes & color mixing.  We first looked at a ton of actual snow flake pictures....noting the design/pattern/symmetry.  Students then created a drawing that they outlined in black crayon.  I did a demo on how to apply/mix the watercolor...and sprinkle salt (just a few grains and no more).  They look great displayed together in the hall!! 

1 comment:

  1. These are really stunning! Love your posts! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. (pam from Tucson)