Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on a roof top!

Kindergarten and 1st grade worked on their second ‘Artware by You’ project this week and this one was Christmas themed. This art work was a mixed media composition, consisting of water color paint, construction paper, crayons and markers.

To create the background, students were given a sheet of watercolor paper. They painted the paper with clear water first and then added the paint. They discovered that by wetting the paper first, the colors spread easily. They used blue and purple to create a dynamic night sky. These were left to dry while the students worked on adding details with crayon to the roof top and chimney. Next these pieces were glued on to the background. Rudolph was constructed from a variety of circle shapes. These were also glued to the background. Antlers, ears, eyes, tail and legs were added with a marker pen. The final touch to give these pictures a wintery feel was adding snow. Students dipped the end of their paint brushes into white paint and created snow dots all over their pictures. Just adorable!

Love these 🙂

Lilli N.


Gena H.

Everett U.

Danny H.

Sydney T.

Amber P.

Jake B.

Emmanuel O.

Layne L.

Hunter H.

Sophia V.

Bryant S.

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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2 Responses to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on a roof top!

  1. tamyjustn says:

    These are so cute!!! I always love the artwork that comes home! We took all our artwork from past years (including Justin’s) and took a close up picture of it and then put it into a printed photo book! Now we can sit and look at the art work through the years 🙂

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