Ok so I know I promised that the last post was going to end my Valentine obsession but I couldn’t help myself…I had some newspaper spread out on my tables so I dripped the liquid water-color in warm then cool colors on separate sheets. The last two weeks we have been learning about warm and cool colors so I thought I would use them. My students were in my room during lunch so I had one of them cut the word love out then a medium-sized heart and we made these on black cardstock. Easy peasy and really pretty. Last one I promise…Happy Valentines!
Had a really fun week teaching during my favorite month 🙂 This weeks favorite besides the really cute kindergarteners was fourth grade. We got really messy with chalk pastel, watercolor and powdered tempera. I taught them about warm and cool colors and the projects turned out amazing! Directions are below. Message me if you need help with supplies or directions and Happy Hearts Month! xo renee
- Sketching and cutting out hearts.
- Warm and Cool color contrast.
- Working with chalk and powdered tempera paint.
- Blending and working with chalk pastel.
- Watercolor paper to cut out several heart shapes
- Pencils and erasers
- Taped 18 x 24 watercolor paper
- Various liquid watercolor (I use colorations by DiscountSchoolSupply)
- Powdered tempera in warm and cool colors
- Large brushes
- Warm and cool color chalk pastel
I started our discussion with the color wheel and how I correlate warm and cool colors. Then we talked about how using the opposite colors makes them pop on the paper. I passed out watercolor paper, pencils, scissors and erasers to sketch and cut out hearts. We varied our shapes and sizes to make the overall appearance of our piece. We laid them out to make sure they fit on our background then we set aside to work on background. We then chose our background color and painted that. Then we added another same warm or cool color by sprinkling powdered tempera paint on wet background. Set aside background to work on the hearts. We then took chalk pastel to color and blend our hearts with opposite (warm or cool) color of our background. Then glue them down remove tape and sign. These came out amazing!