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7 In 4th grade/ Branching Lines/ Fall/ Landscape/ Watercolors

Branching, Curvy, Twisted Fall Trees and Pumpkin Patches

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Twisting, curvy, thick and thin lines.
We looked at various types of trees and 
how branches are formed on them. We also looked at pumpkins and the various colors they come in.
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Week one: On 12″ x 18″ white drawing paper,
 create a horizon line, then add a pumpkin patch. Big pumpkins, little pumpkins or what ever size you want your pumpkins to be. Add them under the horizon line in the pumpkin patch. Discuss all of the curvy lines that make up a pumpkin. Next, use a pencil to create trees with branches coming from the main trunk.
Then outline everything with a large Sharpie marker or black permanent marker.
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Week Two: First paint, using liquid watercolors, the pumpkins in the pumpkin patch blending the warm colors – yellow, orange and red -on the pumpkins. 
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Connector sets from Faber-Castell work great for a more opaque background.
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Next, paint the sky. The last step is to add leaves, falling, blowing in the wind; with tempera paint.

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Our Inspiration:
 
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Our Display in the Hallway
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Materials:
12″ x 18″ white drawing sulphite paper
pencil
Sharpie
Liquid Watercolors or Watercolor Connector Sets from Faber Castell
Tempera Paint – Yellow, Orange, Red and Brown

 

Keep on Creating!

Laura

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    November 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Beautiful!

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    Phyl
    November 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love these! I love the color, the pattern, the rhythm and movement, everything!

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    diditeach
    November 10, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Gorgeous !!!! This is why I love fall 🙂

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    Jacquelien
    November 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Great!!! I'm gonna try this tomorrow with our first graders.

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    Miss
    November 24, 2012 at 2:01 am

    So beautiful- great lesson on line and warm/cool colours. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sharpies, paint, and paper! Oh my!
    January 30, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Your blog is so eye catching! I love these, thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    ellen
    September 18, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I love these, Laura!

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