Friday, April 26, 2013

Grade 1: Monet Bridge

Monet's Japanese Bridge  and Water Lilies one of my favorite Monet paintings and my first graders put an awesome spin on the famous painting picking a bridge color of their own and swirling their paint colors to make mesmerizing backgrounds.



























10 comments:

  1. what brand and type of water color did they use?
    I also wondering how to make these background.

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  2. I used a mix of Blick liquid watercolors and some from Nasco. More so than the brand, you will want to use the wet on wet watercolor technique.
    www.dickblick.com and www.enasco.com art the art supply site. You can achieve nice results with regular watercolors as well.

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  3. Did you salt on the watercolor? I have done projects in the past with my kiddos and salt have not had the best results, I think that paper was too dry. I will have to try the liquid watercolors though.

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  4. Could I ask you the instructions for this lesson? I'm also curious if you used salt. I hope to modify this for Kinders during our bridges/engineering unit. These are beautiful!
    Shen

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  5. I LOVE these!!! How do you do these???

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  6. We did use salt...you can see the effect that it has on the watercolors.
    Oil pastel down first, watercolor to fill up the background. Sprinkle salt on top! Rub salt away once the paint has dried and enjoy :-)

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  7. yes- thank you! We did the project like you said and added tissue paper lily pads (different shades of green) and tissue paper flowers. Quite stunning!

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  8. These are beautiful! I can't wait to try this with my first graders!

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  9. So simple idea, will try it these days, thank you!

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