♠ Posted by ArtMuse in 2nd Grade Lessons at 6:53 PM
How fitting that my second graders finished their fun snowmen and tomorrow NY is supposed to get hit yet again with a major snowstorm! If there's a snow day tomorrow it'll be our 4th this year! I can't remember the last time that's happened...Anyways, I want to give credit for this lesson to the blog "What's Happening in the Art Room?". When I was fishing around for a winter themed project some time ago I came across this one and thought it was adorable. Turns out, it is! These snowmen are soooo fun and spirited and they really capture the energy and personality of the children who made them. Here's how the lesson went down:
On day 2 I had the students use white oil pastels to create a resist design. They then went over the oil with liquid watercolor and lots of water to create a fun and colorful wash.
On day 3 the kiddies used Mr. Sketch markers to color the details of their snowmen and lastly I referred back to the graphic organizer when we discussed the way Mark Buehner use color to emphasize the white of his snowmen. We use 2 colors of chalk pastel side by side and then gently blended them around the perimeter of the snowmen.