2nd grade chalk pastel trees

Second grade explored chalk pastels with these super cute trees. We added water to paint the pastel onto the picture like water color, and ended with oil pastel on top for details Great job! 

Kindergarten Winter Trees

Kindergarten explored oil pastels and drawing trees using the “Y” technique, and the growth is amazing! The tree on the left was their first attempt, the tree on the right was their next attempt! When they were done drawing we covered the paper with blue bleeding tissue paper and I gave the a spray with … Continue reading

1st grade Snowpeople

These first graders followed along with the teacher to draw the bodies of their snowpeople, and then were shown different examples of mouths they could draw. I love how fun these are!

4th grade Snow resist 

Fourth grade got another lesson in how to draw trees using the “Y” technique. Can you see the “Y’s”? Then they used white oil pastel to make the ground and the snow in the sky, and finally painted the entire paper with blue/purple watercolor. Beautiful!

5th grade Winter Prints

We brainstormed to think about words that came to mind when I told them “winter”. I showed them several Googled images of “winter images”, and they sketched out their ideas. The next day, they drew their sketches onto their styrofoam plates and then printed! Way to go!

3rd grade Polar Bears

These projects are so super cute! They were so excited to find out about what a resist meant!

What Snowmen Do at Night

The 3rd graders learned about value and how to add a color to white slowly, so that they could get a gradation of the color from white to the actual color!   Then we read the book, What Do Snowmen Do at Night? And we discussed the use of color in the illustrations of the … Continue reading

Painted Winter Landscapes

4th grade discussed landscapes and what might be found in them. Then they used a mixture of blue, black, and white to paint the entire background of their papers. Once dry, they learned how to paint a big black tree into the foreground. They also learned a technique called dry brushing which they used to … Continue reading

2nd grade Crayon Resist Landscapes

The second graders discussed landscapes. We spoke about all the different things you may see in a winter landscape specifically. Then they drew on white paper with a white crayon! Then like magic, when they painted over their drawings with a blue/black combination of watercolor, their drawings appeared!     Wonderful!

1st grade Winter Landscapes

Our firsties learned about the words landscape, collage and mixed media. They first cut out rectangles of cool colored tissue paper, then painted on a black winter tree, followed by painting on falling snow. These were so great! Way to go!