Each time I get to create art with these enthusiastic kids I feel so blessed.
I want to show them new techniques and work with different artistic mediums and see their creativity flourish. This week we worked with waxy oil pastels, watercolors, recycled papers, and collage. I taught them about creating a "resist" and layering.
You will see in the examples below just how vastly creative their young minds are!
My precious daughters were my "test-run" participants while preparing the lesson.
So basically I cut up old dictionary pages (6.5"x9"). I designed my scripture square using some cool Typography and printed several out on watercolor paper. I played around with coloring different pictures and abstract designs on the dictionary page before painting over it with watercolors. Places that have oil pastel will not be covered or changed by the watercolor (can look especially cool in areas where white oil pastels are used). This method of coloring and painting can be done in multiple stages if time allows for drying between each.
Just look at that concentration.
*Recycling Note: You know those little wood pieces that always come in a little bag attached to the back of a canvas. Well, I had a TON of them that I saved (because I just knew I could use them someday). So I glued them on the back of the scriptures to create a spacer, adding texture and a little 3-D pop to the project!
Thank you my lovely students!
And thank you lovely teachers and moms who helped, and participated! ;-)