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New work in our media gallery


Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 15:46:00 PST

I don't know who had the penguins at sunset paintings in Artsonia...does
anyone know? I'd like to give them credit. I used the book, "A
Penguin's Tale"which was PERFECT for this. Anyway, I did that project
with my second graders using Sax ultra plus tempera. We painted warm
skies, cool waters and let them dry on day one. Next day we added
reflections on water, painted snow and let it dry (iceberges and snow.)
They put reflections from the sunset on the snow, too. The colors are
gorgeous. THe last thing we did was make a lot of mulitiple cut
penguins with different body positions. Some made walruses (walri?),
polar bears, etc. THis project was a perfect way to teach warm and
cool. It also showed them that they needed to be patient to put orange
reflections on blue water, ie, let the water dry first. Taught them a
lot about complementary colors, too. A perfect first or second grade
project. Thanks to whoever it was who posted this project on Artsonia.
WE loved it. You can see them in our second grade media gallery...

Linda Woods

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