Monday, March 12, 2012

2nd Grade Stripes -- Update

After a very successful planning meeting, the art for the 2nd grade program came together beautifully!  To create a focal mural reminiscent of Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night, the children from Mrs. Embleton's class painted curvy red stripes on butcher paper.  Mrs. Embleton carefully arranged the artwork to create these beautiful rolling hills.  

The walls around the central mural were covered floor to ceiling with almost 200 large patriotic art pieces created by the 2nd graders!  The results were quite stunning, very colorful and very patriotic!  

To create this artwork, each child painted an abstract blue field and then added red curvy stripes to fill the paper.  Then they added a few start sprinkled randomly throughout.

This was a very fun project because we don't often work in such large scale. The children got to use very large brushes and lots of paint.  It was fun for them and the results were beautiful!

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