The best part was that there was a child from the moadonit whose parents are from Japan and he explained the culture of Japanese tree painting, cherry blossoms, and different festivals to the other children!
Check out the gorgeous work products:
|The paint is watered down and goes where it wants|
|Adding cherry blossoms|
|The work in action|
|The finished product!|
After the project, the kids went back to finish the pointillism landscapes they had begun weeks before. They enjoyed it so much that they have been taking their time to fill their pages with thoughtful, colorful dots. Here, we learned about patience, color, density of the dots to create spots of light and shadow, and composition. We learned that things can be represented in many different ways and that the space, volume, and substance can be captured with color just as much as the typical lines and shading in they are used to. They had to plan ahead about what color they wanted to stand out in each section but also take into account all the other colors that could add to the effect of the piece. They did a great job and love it so much that some even began a second piece!
I am SO proud of them and their finished work! These children are 6 to 9 years old and just look at the gorgeous artwork they have produced:
|And after!!! Drawn by a SEVEN year old!!!!|
|Our finished display|
|Look at the bands of shadow!|
|Great choice of color!|
|A close up of the sky and sun|