Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Circus Animals inspired by Brian Wildsmith... in progress

First and second grade artists are gearing up for our Artist-in-Residence, Troy Wunderlee from the Ringling Brothers Circus.  We looked at the beautiful illustrations in Brian Wildsmith's book "Circus."  These paintings show richly textured animals and colorful patterns and designs.  We discussed the difference between texture, pattern and design. 

First and second grade artists tried to capture the texture of animal fur of skin using finger paint and cardboard scrapers.  Next we decorated saddles or costumes in the style of Wildsmith's paintings. 

Circus animals by first and second grade artists:

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