We use Q-Tips to paint. I show my students how, using the circle formed by my thumb and index finger placed anywhere on my Monet poster,there are many colors in that small area - not one. Their pallette consists of Yellow, Green, Blue, Red, and White. Black must be mixed. Pushing the paint around and not really dabbing is ok for out project, but it's much harder to do the multi-color test. This is for 3rd grade.
From: Betty Bowen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 9:44 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: teachers of color - response
Sue, I'm planning to do a Monet and other Impressionist unit in a few weeks. I can imagine my
students "finishing" in one class period. Do you have any tips for slowing down the dabbling?
Yesterday we looked at and compared Copley's "Watson and the Shark" and Homer's "The Gulf
Stream", so we talked about how much painting changed in the intervening years. Those
paintings can be appreciated on so many levels they seem to work well for my population.