Remember last year’s (2010) auction art project ‘Vase with Flowers’? And last February’s ‘Our Neighborhood’from the primary students? Well I’d finally like to share the lower elementary class auction art project ‘Our Universe.’
Dan helped me cut 4×4 posts to varying lengths. Because a 4×4 isn’t truly 4 inches by 4 inches, these squares were about 3.5 x 3.5 inches.
The students primed the blocks with gesso (any primer will be fine) and then painted each one with acrylic black paint.
Working with one to three kids at a time, I gave a short tutorial on watercolor techniqueswhile referring to a laminated poster of samples I painted.
Each student was given a piece of watercolor paper divided into four 4×4 pieces using blue painter’s tape.
The students were encouraged to use a limited color pallet to avoid muddy paint. We received our bright wonderful watercolors as a donation from Discount School Supplies.