Thursday, March 31, 2011

Still life Fruit Bowls

"Fruit Bowl"
A dear friend and fellow artist Pam , gave me the idea for the fruit bowls.
I brought in a fruit bowl for the students to see. The kids and I talked about the term"Still Life"and different kinds of fruit. Such as the shape of a lemon is similar to a lime. Will they choose green or yellow to represent their fruit on and so on.

step 1. Using oil pastels they colored 5 different pieces of fruit.
step 2. Using acrylics, paint the background.
step 3. Paint the fruit bowl. When dry, cut out bowl and fruit, then assemble. Glue bowl onto background.
Tuck fruit into bowl (like a pocket). Glue fruit into place. done!

This project can be adjusted to any elementary grade level. The lower grade levels require more prep work on your part as a mom or teacher.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kindergarden-Monet's Water Lilies. Tissue paper and water Color.

I used artist low tack tape to boarded the water color paper. Using blue, purple and or green,
the kids painted a wash (I use watered down acrylic paint) onto the paper.
Meanwhile; prepare Lily pads by cutting shades of green tissue paper in the shape of an oval. Use shades of purple, yellow, pinks and white to represent the flower. I wrap the tissue paper around the eraser end of a penile so the flower stands up.
When wash is dry, add lily pads and flowers.

This is always a fun and successful project.