Monday, November 1, 2010

1st Grade Chameleons and Ghosts

In early October, the first graders did this fun art project based on a a book called A Color of My Own by Leo Leonni. We practiced blending and mixing colors to create "tertiary" colors using a wet-in-wet watercolor technique. To practice this technique we made little watercolor ghosts first! First, we painted our paper with water in the shape of a ghost... leaving little dry spots for the eyes. Then we added drops of color and watched the color "bleed". When everything was dry we drew cute little eyes with sharpies. This was a fun project.

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