Monday, February 21, 2011

Star Wars Collage Video!

Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine from Eric Power on Vimeo.

Impressionism for Kids!

Lately the 2nd and 4th graders have been learning all about Claude Monet and Impressionism. We have been practicing with Monet's famous paintings of "The Bridge over the Pond".

We started by drawing the Japanese bridge with pencil. Then we taped off the bridge using masking tape and painted the background with a watercolor wash of cool colors. The washes turned out great!

2nd Grader's Bridge and Watercolor wash

2nd Grade Bridge!
The next step is to add the Impressionist garden with dabs and dashes of tempera paint. The students are repurposing q-tips to create their Impressionist marks.

Adding Impressionist marks and water lilies in honor of Monet!
Finally, when the painting is complete, we will reveal the bridges and remove the tape!! More photos coming soon!!

Monet Paintings Video

Monet from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo.