Second graders followed my guided drawing of an old dump truck,then used watercolor markers to color the picture. Lastly the students wet the paper for a watercolor painting effect.

Second graders followed my guided drawing of an old dump truck,then used watercolor markers to color the picture. Lastly the students wet the paper for a watercolor painting effect.

2nd grade.  Starry Night.  2 class lesson.   First class we use Oil pastels for stars, blue and purple watercolor markers for swirls and then water over the entire picture.   Second class we use blue and brown oil pastels to create the foreground and tree.

2nd grade. Starry Night. 2 class lesson. First class we use Oil pastels for stars, blue and purple watercolor markers for swirls and then water over the entire picture. Second class we use blue and brown oil pastels to create the foreground and tree.

I have been drawing castles with the students this week. They trace over the lines with black crayon and then paint.   I have sparkle watercolor paints for this project

I have been drawing castles with the students this week. They trace over the lines with black crayon and then paint. I have sparkle watercolor paints for this project

Contour Lines and color diffusing leave (Roylco) Students used watercolor markers and water to create these leaves then we used contour lines to show motion

Contour Lines and color diffusing leave (Roylco) Students used watercolor markers and water to create these leaves then we used contour lines to show motion

More turtles  drying before painting with watercolors

More turtles drying before painting with watercolors

Another Santa portrait . I do a simple  guided drawing and the rest is up to the student artist

Another Santa portrait . I do a simple guided drawing and the rest is up to the student artist

Yellow Submarine and Heinz Edelmann  Fifth Grade students were guided through a drawing of the famous Beatles yellow submarine and then encouraged to create their own Edelmann look. We also looked at the work of Peter Max in comparison and period work.

Yellow Submarine and Heinz Edelmann Fifth Grade students were guided through a drawing of the famous Beatles yellow submarine and then encouraged to create their own Edelmann look. We also looked at the work of Peter Max in comparison and period work.

Scratch Board bookmarker.  I am always looking for engaging but simple projects for the last days of school.  This one was a hit. Additionally, students who scratched away more were encouraged to go back into the design with color. ( markers).

Scratch Board bookmarker. I am always looking for engaging but simple projects for the last days of school. This one was a hit. Additionally, students who scratched away more were encouraged to go back into the design with color. ( markers).

After looking at the work of artist Robert Indiana, students created their own work of "LOVE"

After looking at the work of artist Robert Indiana, students created their own work of "LOVE"

Fifth graders are introduced to the Celtic Book of Kells and illustrated letters.  Here are a few of the finished letters.

Fifth graders are introduced to the Celtic Book of Kells and illustrated letters. Here are a few of the finished letters.

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