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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rainy Day Pictures

A cute Spring project Grade 2 students did a while back. They drew a little boy or girl standing in a rain puddle holding an umbrella. They made 'dashes' in the sky using water-based markers. We sprayed them with a water bottle and the markers dissolved slightly to give a wet, hazy effect to the sky. I was inspired by this project by Whitney Elementary School on Artsonia.

Start off by drawing your picture in pencil. Outline with a permanent black marker.
Color in the whole picture, except for the sky, with colored pencils.

Using water-based markers (we used Crayola), draw small dashes all over the sky. 
Kids can mix colors; whatever they want. Random note: after I showed kids my example, I had to reeeaaally emphasize that you never go outside during a lightning storm! hahahaha  My picture actually looks a bit dangerous- but the boys, especially, loved the lightning bolts! lol

Once the sky is done, use a spray bottle filled with water and spray the entire picture. I encouraged students to use lots of marker in the sky- it makes for a more vibrant picture in the end. We talked about why the marker 'bleeds' (they think this term is so weird!) and why the colored pencil parts stays the same. 



Art on my Hands said...

Such a cute idea. With all the rain we have been receiving up here in the Northeast, I may have to put this one out for my students before we end the year. I have no doubt they can relate!

Rina k6art.com said...

Hi Miss
These are absolutely charming! I love the idea of making in rain (via spray bottles!) in the art room.

Miss said...

Thanks K Hyman and Rina!

Mrs. Skojec said...

What a cute idea! I love it!

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