Friday, April 15, 2016

New Spring Blossom Collages

Using the blossoming trees around our school as inspiration (see here), students can bring our hallways alive with Spring!!

They start on Day #1 painting tints,  using acrylic paint -- white and the color of their choice. We also had some colored tissue paper that kids could paint with white to create tints. The advantage of using acrylic is that students can experiment with keeping the paint thick (like Van Gogh).

The next step is to cut and glue branches and blossoms, overlapping the blossoms for depth.

 After the blossoms are glued, students can add darker areas with crayon or oil pastels representing the depth of the centers of flowers.
I am thinking these would be spectacular displayed all together on a hallway bulletin board!!