This lesson works well with 1st & 2nd graders.
Mix black powder tempra with white glue. Rotate bottle daily for about 3 days. I buy the 1 oz. glue
bottles in quantity for filling with black glue (they are also easier for small hands to control. Once
you have enough black glue for students, you are ready to begin! I begin the first day by practice
drawing simple objects with students - my favorites are fish, clowns, cats, & frogs because they
turn out so cute! Once students are comfortable with drawing their objects, I pass out 12"x 18"
white paper and the black glue bottles. I emphasize to students that if they make a mistake they
should make it part of the artwork and not to try to wipe off their mistake as it will leave an
"ugly" black smear. Let the glue drawings dry flat. Once the glue is dry, we begin painting! The
raised lines of the glue help students control the flow of the paint, so they feel very successful when
also some good reference web pages:
http://www.dhc.net/~artgeek/ Elementary art education
http://education.crayola.com/lessons/ Crayola Art Education
http://www.kinderart.com/ KinderArt: good site to spend time learning as they offer so much
hope this helps
From: eml lgthse [SMTP:eml7898]
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 8:18 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: elementary color activity
I need an idea for a elementary color lesson for first
graders that aren't using paint yet--any ideas would
be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance!
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