Monday, November 7, 2011

8th Grade: Watercolor Grapes

Using the techniques students took 'notes' on (in an earlier post) we created these awesome grape images.  These large paintings allowed students to create a composition unlike anything they have made before.

To prepare for the project, we collected grape leaves and flattened them over the weekend.

Day 1:  Students placed their paper in a tub of water.  They placed a lot of pigment on the leaves  rather then the paper.  The leaves were pressed into the paper and left to dry.  The grapes were also a wet on wet method.  They added two or more colors in an area and used wax paper cute into circles in the space.  Once again, left to dry over night.

Day 2 and 3:  Leaves and wax paper were removed and students finished the project each in their own style.

For many wonderful examples of this project, please see my flickr album.

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