Friday, May 13, 2016

Chameleon Experiments

This was a fun one! After creating their chameleons and adding elements for a tropical habitat on watercolor paper, my students had the opportunity to play with three different media techniques to create their colorful chameleon compositions. (points for alliteration?)

Chalk pastel on wet paper
Oil pastel blended with baby oil using cotton swabs
Salt and Watercolor

Students had their choice of using any combinations of these techniques throughout their artwork. I look forward to trying this again with another subject matter. It offers a great sense of play.


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    1. Thank you Barbara! The kids had fun experimenting with different media combos. And as a bonus, their artwork smelled like baby oil when they were done. :)


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