In celebration of Spring, my students and I decided to decorate the classroom with artwork that reflected the season.
We started with flowers.
First I began by drawing a large collection of flowers on the whiteboard. Almost every elementary student can draw flowers, but are they aware of the many different shapes and sizes that exist?
Students first drew the grass line in pencil and added at least three large flowers spaced evenly across the page. They then filled in the spaces with smaller flowers.
Once the drawing was complete, students took a black Sharpie marker and outlined their drawings for a more dramatic effect.
Then out came the watercolours.
The flowers and grass were painted with a variety of liquid watercolour paints.
The sky was painted blue with a white halo around all of the flowers. The halo keeps the colours from running together while adding a dramatic effect to the painting.
Once dried, the artwork went up on a bulletin board to be displayed for fellow students, parents and visitors.
We have received a multitude of compliments on them.
Flattered students. Proud teacher!