Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Folk Art Style

Big thanks to Holly V. at Lines Dots & Doodles for posting this fun Folk Art lesson.  I had never seen Karla Gerard's artwork before, and it's wonderful inspiration!

These were done by 5th graders and we took 2 class periods to do these paintings.  First we studied the patterns and variety in Karla Gerard's examples that I put on the board.
Then student's drew a rough draft version of their landscape on scratch paper.  Then a real version on construction paper.  Next every line was traced with oil pastels.
Next meeting, the kids painted their pictures with watercolors.

1 comment:

Michelle C said...

I love these results. I'm going to try it with my three year old tomorrow.