Ink-blown trees on warm and cool backgrounds
Ms. Bahnks' class learned about warm and cool colors as they painted two papers with watercolors. These would become backgrounds for ink-blown trees. I peaked students interest when I demonstrated how to drop black India ink with a dropper and blow it into a tree shape using a straw.
They all did a great job at this technique. Their trees look great! We even had time to use up the left-over ink by creating Ink Monsters. They dropped a puddle or lines of ink onto a white paper and blew it into whatever shape it decided to become. The next class the addition of googly eyes and colored pencils transformed the blob into a unique Monster! I think they may have had more fun on the monsters than they even did on the trees.
The beginning of an Ink Monster -
Monday is a great day for me - it means I get to come see all of my Willard friends!