Monday, February 25, 2013

Underwater Self Portrait


Since I am feeling the need for a summer "fix", I decided to post some lessons from my summer classes that I never got around to doing before.  I got this idea from another blog (I think), but can't remember where exactly. If anyone knows please comment so I can give a reference to the lesson.

This class was great fun! the kids loved the idea of painting themselves underwater in their favorite swimwear. I was a little worried how these would turn out since this was a 5-8 yr. old class. The ones below are from  some 7 yr. olds. We talked about what your face looks like underwater and spent some time practicing drawing each other holding our breath. Just doing the body and head without hands and feet helped simplify the process as well. We used Dick Blick liquid watercolors, and I had then put in oil pastel white circles for bubbles before we painted them. I will definitely repeat this class, some of the kids are still talking about it.




6 comments:

  1. these are FANTASTIC! i LOVE them!what a great transition this will be from our beach collages we are working on right now in 4th grade! i will be sure to link back to you. thanks again for the inspiration!!!
    joanna

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    1. Joanna-I look forward to seeing your project!

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  2. Really love this - very original, and I can imagine the kids had loads of fun! I'll pin this one if that's ok!! Cheers, Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth-this project is definitely worth doing-I'm putting it on my summer schedule again-check out useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com for the original lesson I got the idea from.

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  3. Hi there - these are great. The project is originally from my blog. :)
    http://useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/swimming-underwater.html

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    1. Anne-thanks for replying-and thanks for the inspiration. Great project idea!

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