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 🙂