Thursday, November 15, 2012

3rd Grade Autumn Birch Landscapes

While outside the fiery autumn foliage is nearly gone, the third grade halls at Siebert elementary are ablaze with color. Students made these stunning autumn birch landscapes while practicing blending watercolor paint and creating the texture of birch bark with a variety of lines. 


6 comments:

  1. Did y'all paint the background with watercolor first? Were the trees made using tape or did y'all cut white paper strips and then glue them? These turned out wonderful!

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  2. Hi Artsy Girl and thank you! We painted the background with watercolor first. The trees were made from cut white construction paper, drawn with black sharpie marker, and then glued on with Elmer's glue.

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  3. Were the leaves painted last? Tempura or water color? Beautiful Project!

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  4. Hello Art Discover! Yes, the leaves were painted last using tempera paint (red, orange, and yellow). I love autumn! I am so glad it is here again. :)

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  6. Hi, Mrs. A, a home schooling mom here in Florida. Thank you for sharing these pictures of this art project. Since we here in Florida do not get to see too many trees in fall colors, I thought this was a great idea to try and do with my child. He is developmentally delayed and has Asperger's and loves to make things on his own and does love to do art projects. So this is a great project I can do with him, if it is okay for me to use it. It is not too complicated so that it will overwhelm him. Thank you again so much.

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