Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Poinsettia Paintings

If we can't have snow, at least we can have color! 

This class's interpretation of Poinsettias reminds me that there is never one right way to approach an art lesson.  I love how each student's painting is completely unique and that no one's painting looks anything like the (mediocre) example that I (reluctantly) created. (I usually don't like to create a teacher example because it often shapes students' views about what the final product "should" look like.)

This lesson allowed us practice in color mixing and color theory.  

Students' paintings remind me of a classic Marimekko floral pattern: 
Here are first and second graders' poinsettia paintings:

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