Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Marigolds at the Marketplace

My artists created these beautiful flower pots overflowing with vibrant Marigolds commonly found at 
marketplaces in central America.

Class one 
Students drew a basic shape with oil pastels, then repeated it on their flower pot using monochromatic colors.
Popular shapes were circles, triangles and squares.

Class Two

After the flower pot was glued onto a 18 x 24 piece of construction paper, 
students painted stems and curly vines of plants using
various shades of green tempera paint.

Next, students created their flower head shapes on previously painted paper. 
Some students added petals and 
textural designs with oil pastels

while others used a circle to get their shape started. They then cut a fringe towards a smaller circle 
for a 3-dimentional effect.

 Class Three

We added coffee filters painted with liquid watercolors 
to create the centers of our flowers.

Last they added painted paper leaves to complete the flower.

Spring is right around the corner!
 We are decorating our school  just in time for 
Youth Art Month. Hope you have something planned for your favorite artist to celebrate the wonderful world of ART!

Laura is an elementary art teacher and the author of the blog Painted Paper. She has presented her thematic units nationally at the National Art Education Association and Ohio Art Education Association Conferences. You can follow her updates on fun and creative projects for kids here.

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