Cezanne Inspired Mixed-Media Pears

Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906)
Sugarbowl, pears and tablecloth


2nd and 3rd grade worked on a mixed-media project this week inspired by the artist, Paul Cezanne. I saw the following picture on the Artsonia website http://www.artsonia.com/museum/art.asp?id=9274208&exhibit=295430&gallery=y and thought this would be an enjoyable way for the students to experience still-life.

Students first had to work on their background. They completely covered their paper with yellow paint and next covered the yellow with turquoise. While the paint was still wet, they etched some simple designs into their background. The next stage was to prepare the paper for their pears and table. Newspaper was used for both. For the table, newspaper was painted purple and for the pears pieces of green, orange, red and yellow tissue paper were attached in an overlapping pattern with a thin coating of glue. Once dry, an oval shape was cut from the purple painted newspaper and pear shapes were cut grom the tissue covered newspaper. These pieces were then glued on to the background. The final touches were added; stems and leaves with gold colored paint, table legs and embellishments with black colored glue. I love how these turned out 🙂

Bailey L.

Michael M.

Collin F.

Tayloranne W.

Davis M.

Gabriel G.

August V.

Kaleigh C.

Connor B.


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 http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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