Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sometimes You Just Have To Seize The Moment...

... And Teach From The Heart

Driving to work today, I decided to bump my lesson plans to tomorrow and teach an impromptu art lesson.  I call it "Nature Prints in Warm Or Cool Colors".

These were as easy as 1, 2, 3.

3 Steps To Beautiful Art:

1.  We started with a quick lesson on how to walk with scissors and then we set out on a nature walk looking for samples of leaves and flowers.  We just finished our plant unit, so it went perfectly with that too!
These leaves had straight veins.

Clipping ivy.

We are so lucky to have so many big trees and lovely bushes at our school.

We even found a cool tree with branches that bowed down and let us trim its leaves.  

2.  We chose either warm or cool colored paints and painted the backs of each plant sample.

3.  Last, we placed, pressed, & printed:  We painted the plant, placed the painted plant on while paper (I cut it to 12" X 12"), and  pressed down with a paper towel to create a print image.  

Place ...


We had so much fun with this art activity.  I mounted the art prints on black construction paper and entered them in our school district's art show.

This also makes a fun summertime project for your summer school class, summer camp, or your kids at home.

If you like this, you might also like our safe & easy Batik Directions and templates.  The set comes with 3 templates and easy-breezy directions for making stunning art on fabric like a canvas bag.  You can find them by clicking HERE.
Click the image to see the set.

See you all tomorrow.
Palma :)


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