We had our last Art Around the World class of the semester this week. To wrap things up we ended the semester using our drawing and paintings skills together in a watercolor resist project. Our country for the final week was Japan. We read The Beckoning Cat, by Koko Nishizuka. And then watched a slide show accompanied by Japanese music, that I had prepared on my laptop. The kids were so fascinated with the technology I didn’t have to pause once to quiet anyone down. Computers can be magical in the classroom, but more on that later. Here is one of the examples of artwork I included in the slide show:
So using crayons we drew trees in black, brown and dark dark blue. Then, as we went to paint in the leaves with watercolor we watched as the watercolor “ran away from the crayon!” as Hudson, age 6, put it.
And below are my two project examples. One I did before and the larger one I did for my demo: