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Submitted by: Stephanie Corder, AZ Academy in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Lesson: "In your face!"
Grade Level: Kindergarten - Primary
In addition to a lesson on watercolor basics, students will learn about positive and negative space while creating "vases" from their profiles.
1. Trace each student’s silhouette on bulletin board paper large enough to be doubled for the "vase" shape.
2. Have them paint a series of flowers. Can incorporate a variety of methods in this; basic painting, watercolor resist, color families etc.
3. Fold the silhouette so it can be traced in reverse, creating the "vase".
4. Attach the "vase" to the fabric or wallpaper and cut it out.
5. Have students cut out their flowers, I encouraged them to make lots to create a really full bouquet.
6. Help students glue all but the top of the vase to the construction paper, and have them arrange and glue their flowers into place, finishing by gluing the top of the vase into place.
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1-A (PK - 4) Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
1-C (PK - 4) Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
1-D (PK - 4) Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
2-C (PK - 4) Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
3-B (PK - 4) Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning