For this year’s Rodeo, I’m challenging myself to have every single class in all of the grade levels working on something different so that there is more variety to pick from for the display at the Alvin ISD Rodeo SHow. All of the projects were selected based upon what the particular grade levels have already covered in previous projects.
Cowperson sunsets: This class reviewed proper painting techniques and proper watercolor techniques while they learned how to paint a sunset. They then reviewed how to use an oil pastel and how to break objects down to simple shapes while drawing.
Colorful Cactus: These guys reviewed drawing objects up close. They then traced over their pencil lines with glue, paying close attention not to use too much. Once it was dry they then used oil pastels, reviewing warm and cool colors, and then chalk pastel in the background.
Wednesday: This class learned about lines of perspective, reviewed the horizon line, and then draw cacti in perspective. Once they’d gotten them on their papers they added their own elements while being reminded to keep things in perspective. Then they colored with water color pencils and then painted with water.
Nighttime at the Pumpkin Patch:
This group reviewed perspective and then how to make a tree. They then worked with a limited palette of oil pastel colors and they were reminded about how to make their shadows and the color choices that would make sense.
I see you: This project was a review on brush and watercolor technique. It was also a review on perspective, and the students learned how to add details using line with fine tipped permanent markers.