Friday, January 27, 2012

Finally Friday

We started our week with a Chinese New Year poem.  I printed it on the top of the paper and students had to draw their mental image.  Thank you Teacher Bits and Bobs for the fun poem. 










 Then we worked on creating a background for our Lady Liberty portraits.  We started with oil pastel and created spaces across a paper. 










Using only red, white, and blue, we filled the spaces with lines, shapes, patterns.















And then painted with red, white, and blue water colors.  Watching the oil pastel resist the water colors is magical!



 Add the portrait, and finished!


Happy Finally Friday!
Laurie

12 comments:

  1. I really like that watercolor/crayon project. Fantastic!!

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  2. Aww I love the America/Statue of Liberty Art! Fantastic!

    I've done something similar in a class. They could only use black and white and had to fill up the whole paper.


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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    1. That sounds like it would look really neat!

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  3. I love the backgrounds for the Lady Liberty project!

    Kara
    Spedventures

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    1. Oil pastel turns out so cool, but is so hard to get off little fingers:-)

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  4. WOW! That's so amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm your newest follower...glad to be here :)

    Color Me Kinder

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    1. Woo hoo! Love new followers! Happy Saturday.

      Laurie

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  5. What wonderful artists you have in your class! I am following you now. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thanks. They really like to do art! Happy to have new followers.

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