Art with Jenny K!

Can I just say thank goodness for Jenny K!! I just love the guided art lesson on “How to Draw a Bunny” that she has on her blog!

Students can add their own flair to the bunnies by deciding how to finish them off.   I had my students come up with a design for the center (using various types of lines and shapes – we reviewed these first).  They also picked a medium of their cialis 5mg choice.

A couple of them chose to use pastels…

…but most chose paint (surprise, surprise!!).

Although I have paints for every color in the rainbow,  I decided to give my kiddos ONLY the primary colors so that they could create their own hues.

To my delight, there was some great vocabulary building going on…

“I made TURQUOISE!”
“I made a ZOMBIE COLOR” {LOL}
“This looks MAROON”

…were just some of the descriptive color words (and phrases) I heard!

I’m sure if I had just given my kiddos all the paint colors to start with, these conversations would not have taken place! Instead, I might have heard “Can you pass me the purple please!”.

We also added art terms to our vocabulary like: hue, shade, tint, primary colors, secondary colors, as well as words to describe various types of lines (horizontal, vertical, wavy etc.)!  See, art can turn into a mini language lesson too!

Back to the paints… when I bring out paints, I like to use q-tips!  For starters, they allow students to get into all those tiny details. But to be completely honest… it just makes clean up a BREEZE!! No paintbrushes to wash, no fuss, no muss!

We used small paper plates as pallets (another easy clean-up solution!).  Three plates were used for the primary colors and students were given a plate of their own to experiment and mix!

I’d love to hear your easy clean up solutions when it comes to painting! Comment below!