and follow my directions. Lucky for me, our schedule this year allows for a 55 minute class period instead of a 39 minute period. This gives plenty of room for directive. So this year, I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best as I dove right into working with paints. Lucky for me, it was fabulous!!
Painted pumpkins!! My audience breaks out into "wow's" as we blended colors while dropping paint onto wet paper only to discover the paint moves on its own without or brushes and muddles together. How sweet it is to see their eyes light up and their bodies wiggle in their seats in eager anticipation!
|Mixing colors for the leaf :)|
We talked about riding on a hay ride to go pumpkin picking, we learned how to draw a pumpkin rounded with the curves for the bumps in place. We admired the fun twisty vines and talked about how pumpkin leaves can grow bigger than our face! After drawing our pumpkin and grass, we outlined white oil pastel over our pencil lines to do a resist with watercolors.
After demonstrating all the painting techniques (wet on wet, yellow and red added to the orange, browns to make it feel like its in the ground, yellow and blue with the green grass and leaves, etc) then we went to work. I admired as they painted.
There were variations of sunset skies, black night skies, bright blue skies, olive green grass and red orange pumpkins. But wait, there's more!
To make it "bumpy" we added a glue outline and mounted our art to colored paper for display!
These pumpkins are BEAUTIFUL! Now.. for some pumpkin pie...