Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Printed Flowers

Students in the 1-3 classes made these beautiful flower still lifes just in time for spring! We read When Pigasso Met Mootise so the students could learn about Henri Matisse and the different ways he painted vases of flowers. We began by doing a texture painting for the background- rubbing different texture plates with crayons then painting over it with a watercolor wash. Students then created some patterned vases and made flowers using different printing techniques. I demonstrated for the students how to make basic flowers and blue bonnets, however I left it open for experiments and a lot of the students surprised me with their creations!

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