Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Our Final Buddy Time/Flower Art
Today I brought the children two gifts from my garden. For morning snack, we feasted on strawberries that I picked right before I came to school. Then, this afternoon, I shared some of my peonies for artistic inspiration!
Anita and I put out big pieces of paper to encourage creative collaboration. Children could use tempera paints, watercolors, crayons and chalk. We experimented with soaking chalk in the paint for different, deeper colors, and also used crayons and watercolors together for a "wax relief" effect. Some students really looked at the flowers and tried to capture that image, while others used their imaginations for their own floral fantasies.