Sunflower

Place coffee filter onto paper using water. Using yellow and blue semi moist tempera cakes, paint on top of the coffee filters creating a ring of yellow and a center of blue. Paint any white paper left with blue paint (or other colors if available). Once dry, remove coffee filters. [...]

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Making an Impression

Decide on the composition that you would like to do in the impressionist style and sketch in guidelines lightly in pencil. You can choose from still life, portrait, landscape, or a floral. Working from light to dark, create the background. Use several colors in a variety of shades. Use a [...]

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Lighthouse

Draw a horizon line near the center of their paper. Next, draw two vertical lines that intersect with the horizon line to make the sides of the lighthouse. The lines will be closer together at the top and gradually move farther apart towards the bottom. Leave a couple of inches [...]

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Layered Landscape

With a pencil, sketch the landscape in layers. Ideas: grass, bushes, trees, mountains, body of water, sky with clouds. Outline the important parts, then color or paint in with a thin paint. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge so the [...]

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How My Garden Grows

Ask students to draw the same number of flowers as their age. The flowers should be fairly large. Students can include some insects in their picture. To include a butterfly, draw a circle for the head, and oval shape for the thorax, and a longer skinnier oval for the abdomen. [...]

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Fauve Flowers

Study a flower for your fauve flower study. Draw the flower outline lightly in pencil. Your flower can go off the edge of the paper. Sketch in the details of the flower, petals, stamen and leaves. Wash in watercolor to create color for the lightest flowers and leaves. When your [...]

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Animals in the Wild

Discuss different animals from various geographical areas. Have them choose animals that are protected, extinct animals, arctic animals or whatever animals they are interested in. Draw the animal lightly in pencil as the focal point of your picture. Create an interesting background. Wash the sky and land in very light [...]

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