Holding a paintbrush and creating horizon line in artwork. They also will learn to cut shapes with scissors and creating a landscape with mixed media materials and primary colors.
- Yellow, blue, red and white tempera paint.
- Large paint brushes.
- Wooden skewers for sails
- Red construction paper for flag
- White and red tissue paper for sails
- Boat cut outs
- Paper plates for paint
- Watercolor paper taped 18 x 24
- Start by having the students hold their brushes lightly in the hands and mimic right to left strokes in the air or back and forth.
- Discuss proper treatment of their brush (best friend) and not to push it into paper or press too hard on it.
- Tell them about a horizon line and how it separates the top from the bottom or the sky from the ocean.
- Then start with your light color (yellow with a little bit of white) and paint the horizon line around the middle of the paper.
- Then paint yellow from the middle of the paper to the top.
- Next take your blue (or turquoise or mix white with the regular blue) paint and go from the middle to the bottom using proper brush strokes.
- Set aside large background sheets and start working on boats.
- Take red tempera and paint boat structure and set aside.
- Have students cut out one large and small triangle with white tissue paper.
- Then have them cut out red rectangle out of tissue paper.
- Then have them cut out a small flag out of red construction paper (or foam).
- Now teacher will assist with gluing down pieces onto paper and signing piece 🙂
Special thanks to Cindy Thorton for inspiring this piece 🙂