Today's art class was full of fun. We continued work on both of our fall inspired projects.
We worked on finishing up our autumn tree project but cutting out the leaves the kids painted with watercolors last week. They then added them to their pictures as they saw fit. It was a pleasure to watch the kids as they worked through the project. Talking together they discovered the magic of fall leaves... that they are part of a "falling" process: from branch to air to earth. Leaves were added to the trees branches, falling through the air, and resting gently on the ground. These pieces are stunning and will be hanging in the main hall at MMS by the end of the week.
We also worked on the second half of our "leaf print" project. (Remember these from last week?) The kids cut out their leaves and were great sports about it. That much cutting with those tiny scissors is hard for little hands!
When finished, we worked on "painting an autumn wind". We began by drawing the wind with white oil pastel. We talked about the feeling of the wind. How it can swirl and dance, or blow strong and straight. Drawing with white oil pastel on white paper can seem kind of pointless ("I don't see anything!") but we stuck with it.
Next we got out the watercolors. Everyone had a chance to think for a moment about what they thought the "color of the wind" might be. As you can see below, everyone had different ideas. As they added the watercolors, the white oil pastel shone through. Quite a delightful surprise! Next week we'll add our fall leaf prints to these.