Mixed Media Christmas Trees

First and second graders created these trees.  First, they decorated a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper with line designs in oil pastels.  All colors were allowed.   A green watercolor wash was painted over the entire design.  After these dried, students traced a Christmas tree pattern on the back, and cut it out.  Next,  studentsContinue reading “Mixed Media Christmas Trees”

Mixed Media Indian Corn

Third and fourth graders drew Indian corn with pencil, then outlined this drawing with a fine point  black Sharpie.  Oil pastels were then used to create the colorful kernels, as well as adding some color to the husk.  Lastly, a yellow or brown watercolor wash was painted over the corn.  If time permitted, students alsoContinue reading “Mixed Media Indian Corn”

Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments

First and second graders created these festive pieces.  Step one was students folded a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper into four equal sized rectangles.   Three sections were painted with tempera: one red, one blue, and one violet.  The remaining section was for writing their name.  After drying, students traced a circle onto the backContinue reading “Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments”