Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"What is More Lovely than a Tree?" Ms. Scruggs' first grade, Mike Gallagher, Guest Artist

Mike Gallagher was the guest artist for Mrs. Scruggs’ First Grade Class. Mike shared skills for painting watercolors with the class and had each child reflect on how trees made us feel peaceful and loving before beginning their work. The children observed and thought about many examples of trees before they painted them.

First the children drew a tree lightly with a pencil. Next they used lots of water a little bits of paint. While one painting was drying they worked on another. They learned about painting in layers of color to build the rich color you see here. Each child has written about how the tree inspired them on the information card attached. It’s lovely to see their art and writing combined in this very peaceful project.

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