With springtime here, the 1st and 2nd grade students have been drawing objects that are springing up. The 1st grade worked on learning how to draw a border around their paper with a ruler. We chose to color in the border using warm colors. We used Eric Carle’s style of painting for the body of our caterpillar and primary colors for the face.
The 2nd grade did a crayon resist project. They had to draw a flower that touched all sides of the paper. We discussed the parts of a flower and created interesting lines in the center and background. Students traced all their lines using a black crayon and then colored using secondary colors and watercolor pencils. They are amazed that when you add water, the color pencil turns to paint!