Thursday, March 8, 2012

Warm and Cool Color Lesson

We finished our lesson this 2 week lesson using warm and cool colors.  I chose butterflies to use as our focal image.  We started drawing lines with our sharpies using a wide ruler.  We then traced the butterfly template numerous times around our page to show movement.  Our final step before painting was to add the details to our butterfly.

The next step was the watercolors.  We alternated the colors, warm and cool, and painting our background in this pattern.  Our butterflies were then painted in the opposite colors to show a contrast. 

Some students barely had enough time, even though it took 2 weeks to finish, so they left their butterflies black and white, which really looked neat. 

I have a ton of students and will post more pics, but this is what I have so far!