The Student Will draw two pictures exactly the same of a real or make believe animal using pencil and black crayon that fill 80% of the space.
TSW paint both pictures using watercolors with one picture painted using cool colors and the other painted using warm colors.
TSW cut one painting into 1 1/2" strips, horizontally for the Weft.
TSW fold the second paper in half "hot dog" style and cut 1 1/2" sections apart vertically for the Warp leaving an inch at the top and bottom.
TSW will weave the Weft papers through the Warp papers to create a watercolor weaving.
Here we go
Day 1: We got warmed up by drawing a few animals to get the students in the mood. I made folders with simple "How to draw Animals" sheets for each table. Students didn't have to use the sheets, but this did help with those who were "stuck".
Some students even combined two animals!
Students drew the first drawing with pencil and then traced it with black crayon. The second paper was placed on top of the first so you could see through the paper to trace with black crayon once again.
Viola! Two identical drawings!
Day Two: Use watercolors to paint one picture with warm colors...
and the other with cool!
I am so proud of the 4th grade drawings and I can pledge that I didn't touch 90% of them!!
Stay tuned for Part II!