Friday, November 9, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I don't know what's going on this year, but I am so excited about Christmas!  I mean, I always am, but for some reason this year I just can't wait!  :)  In the art room we seem to run out of time to finish our Christmas projects, so this year I'm determined to get them completed before Christmas!  Here's a little preview of what we're starting!

Fourth grade began their poinsettia paintings by sketching the flowers.  We started with a star in the center and then drew leaves from each point.  Also on the first day we painted the first five petals with a dark burgundy red.

3rd grade began their "shiny bright" Christmas ornaments.  We traced the circles onto white paper, drew a highlight, then painted each circle to make a sphere using analogous colors.  Analogous colors are beside each other in the color wheel and they blend beautifully!

More pictures to come as the projects develop! :)


  1. Both projects look fantastic. I will try both with my 3rd graders. My question is what brand of watercolors did you use? It looks as if the children will have to mix their own analogous colors. Thanks!

    1. Hi Andreanna! Thanks for your comment! We use Prang watercolors, the 16 color set like this:

      Good luck!