I projected images of various fireworks paintings that I found in a Google search on the Smartboard for students to compare and discuss. We particularly focused on the direction of the lines. Then, using Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint, we reviewed what colors can be mixed using primary colors. And then the fun began:
First, using washable Crayola markers, students colored half of a lid in one color and the other half in another color.
When they are dry I'll post some of the results.
We didn't have time to extend this lesson today, but adding a building or 2 to the composition would be fun -- maybe talking about artist James Rizzi.
|This building is painted foam core with cut construction paper windows.|