Fourth graders drew close-up versions of the flowers they observed in wax
crayon. Their papers were then crumpled up and washed with a blue paint. To
achieve a special Batik-like effect, the papers were then ironed.
looked at Gold
Fish painted by Henri Matisse in 1911.
The students drew fish using craypas, and then watercolored fish bowls. They
used tempera paint to make a patterned background to give the illusion of a
room with depth. They also created a table using wallpaper. Finally, all the
pieces were assembled and some students chose to add greenery, similar to
Kindergarteners started with 2 rectangular papers and cut them diagonally. They
glued their 4 new papers to create a shape of their own. They drew patterns and shapes with craypas
on their shapes, then painted with watercolors. This is a great lesson about diagonal lines, patterns, cutting practice and watercolor. The results demonstrate how using
the same basic supplies can resultin unique creations.