Friday, February 10, 2012

First Grade Heart Art

This week the first graders created beautiful rainbow hearts with oil pastels. Using a black oil pastel, each child drew a large heart in the middle of a black piece of paper and then drew curvy lines extending from the edge of the heart to the edge of the paper.  They colored their heart using 3 different colors to create shadows and highlights.  Finally, after coloring each section a different color, they added pattern and design using complementary colors.  

Last week we had fun using metallic markers to decorate the "cool color" hearts we had painted a few weeks ago while learning to blend watercolors.   Each child learned how to create lines with different patterns and to write messages on the hearts.  We learned about different decorative patterns and created these beautiful love notes for our families.