Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kindergarten Koi

Today was the last class with my Wings and Fins group. I was definitely pushing it to have my kinders complete these mixed media koi in an hour and 15 minutes. I tend to use liquid watercolor for backgrounds a great deal (okay, to death), so I wanted to switch it up this time. We used a variety of cool acrylic colors to give a painterly pond background for our fish. The koi were done on black (yet another favorite) with oil and chalk pastel. While my class looked at a variety of koi, I gave them the option to make them realistic or imaginative. Koi were cut and glued to the acrylic painted backgrounds. Up next - Mini Masters (creating art inspired such artists as Cezanne and Matisse).

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