This week I only had a few classes but had to finish off the auction projects for the school. Nothing like cutting it close its today 🙂 The bench below was easy and fun to do with the students. I purchased the really cute bench on Etsy (one of my favorite artist stores). Here is a link to James’ pallet furniture store https://www.etsy.com/people/paintman1976.
You start with the student either drawing a flower or using a page of medium size coloring book flower pages. Have the students color in flower and then you cut out. Trace the flowers onto the bench with a charcoal pencil in varied heights. Then have a plate of acrylic colors mixed for them to use to paint the flowers on the traced area on bench. I had about 3-4 students come into class room at a time and the rest were playing outside with another parent.
After the flowers dried which was pretty fast since it was a warm day I had the parents helping me paint the grass and we worked on the quote. I had a parent with good cursive writing (thanks Mrs. Gregg) write the quote in charcoal pencil. Then I traced over it with a black sharpie. Then I took black acrylic paint and a thin round paint brush to go over it one more time. Lastly I sprayed a matte gloss finish over to seal it and you are done. Really cute and fun 🙂