The students chose to do either 1 or 2 colour washes, then boldly painted in their trees (no pencils necessary). This created organic and unique shapes. Concentric circles in oil pastel finished them off. What a plethora of art elements and principles explored, as well as a great intro to the technical skills of watercolours and pastels.
These are done by grade 4 students
Art Elements explored…shape, colour & value
Art principles of good composition…balance, repetition, variety & unity
Talked about so many things…horizon line, visible brushstrokes, contrast...
I know, I know, I added so many pictures but they all turned out so beautifully.