Hard at work bringing out the shapes!
Do you see a fox in this picture too?
Perhaps you can see a whale?
After we finished our free form drawings, we began the serious work of creating 'Original Art' for upcoming fundraiser. Students could finish their oil pastel sunflowers from last week OR use sunflowers for printmaking. We have already practiced printing with leaves and feathers. We spoke about composition, texture, color, brayers, printing ink and mixed media! Printing is messy and fun!
Look at this application of ink!
After printing the sunflowers, we added brilliant water color pigments. All of these imaginative compositions were created by Lower Elementary students. It was difficult to learn how to apply the ink but well worth the effort!
Here are some beautiful pieces of "Original Art" 2011.