Favorite project this week was the winter trees against the snow and sky. The children cut a undulating edge off the blue paper and glued it over the white. Then they used sharpies just below the snow line and "grew" up a tree trunk and branched off. To make fatter trunks they began again near the base and ran the line alongside the first. Gray pastels beginning at the bottom of the tree and fading down and left gave the illusion of shadow. One child had a wonky shadow which gave us the chance to discuss direction of light probably more effectively than if they had all been 'perfect.' White pastel made the moon and falling snow.
It was an easy art lesson that gave a lot of bang for the buck. The finished work was really nice! #makeart