Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Winter Birch Trees

Students in grades 1-3 created these winter birch tree landscapes. I showed the students how to use masking tape to create the trees. We then painted the background with tints of blue and purple. Students were encouraged to imply movement with their lines- to use straighter lines for a calm night or more curvy lines for wind. Once the painting was dry, we peeled the tape up to reveal the white trees! We added an outline for contrast and some other lines for texture. The final class students created birds, a silver moon, and stamped snow with white paint. 

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