This will be a "sorta" Silent Sunday post, so just bear with me! We've been working on mother's day projects in art class and here's what we've been doing.....this project was inspired by Elizabeth of
Altered Book Lover- LOTS of great ideas there, go check her out!
|Students lettered and painted their borders with the words, "If Mothers were Flowers, I'd Pick YOU"|
|Then we talked about using the white of paper to create a tint|
For the inside of their borders, I cut two sheets for them to fill with flowers; one with pounded flowers, and the other drawn and painted flowers- next week, we'll choose our favorites
of the two and that one will be mounted on their final papers.....
|really, you have the flowers covered to pound them- but Colson agreed to do a "mock pounding"|
|pounding the flowers was a LOT of fun, and it had the added bonus of helping the kids really SEE the details of the flowers!|
|next week they use paint and pencils to add details back into their prints|
And finish their other painting of flowers to end up with a really beautiful Mother's Day gift!
Happy Mother's Day!