"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contemporary Evergreen Trees Mixed Media Collage

I found this pretty winter lesson HERE on the Dutch Art blog "Kids Artists". 
I modified the lesson a bit- instead of using bleeding tissue for the trees, we created textured paper using salt sprinkled over liquid watercolours. This took one period.

Here's all the paper dried the next day. 
Wiping off the crusty dried salt is a bit of a pain. 
UPDATE: now I use a stiff large nail brush to brush it all off! 

Each paper turns out so different with a beautiful crystallized effect. 

The next class students painted their backgrounds using either regular pan watercolours or liquid watercolours. They painted snow on top using white tempera paint.

While their backgrounds were drying, they used rulers and drew a variety of 
sizes of triangles on the back of their salt paper. 

These were cut out and patterns added using a gold or silver marker.

Then they glued them onto their background, making sure to overlap to create a sense of space.. 

Some Grade 4 - 6 results!

up close detail


Marianne said...

Thank you for these! Wish I'd had an encouraging art teacher in school growing up. I am a quilter and can see how these could easily be translated into fabric. Will give that a try!

Cass said...

These are stunning!

Miss said...

Thank you Marianne and Cass :)

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