This was the last project of the year I managed to squeeze out of my Grade 4 -6 mixed elective class.
I saw this hot air balloon tutorial HERE and thought it looked nice and vibrant and summery- as well as teaching the art element of SPACE.
On 12 x 18" heavy white paper, students sketched out their landscape, making sure to include three different sized balloons and different sized clouds as well. This helps give the illusion of space and depth in an artwork. They outlined everything in permanent marker.
I gave students a choice of pencil crayons or watercolour or a mix of the two. Only one student did all of his in pencil crayons.
The sky, being such a large area, was painted using liquid watercolours. Once dry, students could embellish with markers, glitter markers, or glitter glue.