This week, 4th graders watched the video clip of artist Naoki using the printing process. (You can get that link in the above linked lesson.)
Then, one group at a time, students made their prints while the rest of the class created underwater scapes. They had photos of sea grasses, kelp and a variety of coral to look at as they worked with crayon. Then, in the last ten minutes (yep, that is all the time it took) they used liquid water color to make the wet-on-wet wash and create the look of bubbles.
1) Sprinkling small drops of plain water on the drying blue watercolor.
2) Sprinkling salt
3) Pressing bubble wrap on the damp paint
Here are a few more backgrounds. Next week, student will cut out their fish prints and glue them on. I will be sure to share!
|Great movement created by the curvy grasses.|