Students in Mrs. Vaughn's and Mrs. Larvenz class just finished working on these beautiful works of art!
This project was jam-packed with lots of learning and exploring.
We had been learning the difference between vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines and this project was a great end to that lesson. We looked at pictures of Birch trees and discussed the lines we saw in the trees. We also talked about how the bark of these trees were different than other brown trees and how they contrasted against the leaf colors. We also picked out where the trees overlapped and some students created overlapping in their own works.
Students drew out their own trees and colored them in with oil pastel. We talked a little about using Primary colors to paint the background of our tree. Because we used oil pastels we were able to paint right over the trees and they would still show up great. This method is called a resist painting. The oil in the pastels "resist" the paint from sticking to it so it only covers the area without pastel.
Students had fun mixing the three Primary colors to create colorful backgrounds!
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
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