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heart-birds-1

  • Theme: Heart birds
  • Objective: Use elongated heart shapes for the beak, head, body and tail to draw birds.  Position birds on the branches using design and depth composition.  Apply wax resist technique. 
  • Instructions: Have example of finished project for child to see.  Discuss design and draw branches on paper using light strokes.  Demonstrate how to draw birds using elongated heart shapes.  Draw larger birds in foreground and smaller birds in background.  Trace with wax crayon and use light brush strokes to apply watercolor paint to give color to give to birds, branches, leaf shapes, and background. 
  • Materials:  80lb. paper or watercolor paper, pencils, wax crayons, watercolor paints, brushes, water.

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Cornucopia watercolor/wax resist technique. Example 1.

Cornucopia wax resist/ watercolor technique. Example 1

Cornucopia wax resist/watercolor technique. Example 2.

Cornucopia wax resist/watercolor technique. Example 2.

  • Theme: Thanksgiving cornucopia (Grades K-3)
  • Objective: Demonstrate wax resist technique using watercolors and wax crayons.
  • Instructions: Print the printable for children to use. It is best to change the printer setting to print as a watermark to lighten the lines.  Trace the outline of the picture with a wax crayon.  Filling in with watercolors. 
  • Materials:  80lb. paper or watercolor paper, wax crayons, watercolor paints, brushes, water.
 
Cornucopia outlined with crayon.

Cornucopia outlined with crayon.

First grade class. Deer Creek Christian School. Chicago, IL

First grade class. Deer Creek Christian School. University Park, IL

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Neoclassical Architecture

  • Theme: Neoclassical Architecture (Grades 1-5)
  • Objective: Discuss and show examples of symmetry in Neoclassical architecture. Demonstrate oil pastel rub transfer and wax resist techniques. Fold paper in half. Draw half of a building on one side; fold paper and rub to transfer image to other side.   Apply watercolor paints to demonstrate wax resist technique. 
  • Materials: Images of architecture from Neoclassical period for ideas, watercolor paper, oil pastels, watercolors, brushes, and water.

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