Fifth and sixth graders were asked to draw themselves as a superhero. They drew them on 12 x 18 white sulphite, and could choose their medium for coloring (crayons, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and watercolor). This was a fun two day project!
Third and fourth graders created minion selfies. They worked on 9 x 12 sulphite, drew with pencil, and then added color with the medium of their choice (oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, or watercolors). This was a very fun project, and only took two class periods. (the first class period was used for practicing and brainstorming).
After learning about Joan Miro and viewing some of his works, first and second graders created these fun watercolor designs imitating his style. Students created (or traced from a handout) Miro type designs on a large coffee filter with black sharpies. Second step was to paint over these designs with watercolors (no brown or black). After drying, these designs were gently glued onto a paper plate with glue sticks. Black sharpies were used to color the edge of the plate to provide a “frame”. This was quick and fun, a project where everyone succeeds!
First and second graders created these watercolor seahorses. First, they water colored a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper with bright colors. After drying, a seahorse template was traced on the back, and cut out. This was adhered to the back ground paper, which was another white sulphite paper with green and blue watercolor wavy lines painted on it. Oil pastels and sequins were used for the final embellishments. And let’s not forget the eye! This project was done after reading Eric Carle’s book Mister Seahorse.