Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paul Klee Faces

Our first graders are creating their Paul Klee faces again. This is a project that I just love because they all turn out great and just so playful. We're still focusing on drawing faces using shapes, bold lines and bright colors, but we're doing it a bit different this year. This time we're starting with thick white using white oil pastels. The kids are really learning how to press strong and to trace over a line a few times to make it bold and smooth. Next week we'll fill in the faces with either warm or cool colored regular chalk pastels, then we'll fill in the background with the opposite colors. These kids were already so proud and excited about their work.

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