Footprints on the Beach

School is back in session and the students were eager to return to the art room. What could be better than remembering the lazy days of summer with a beach inspired painting!

Students first had to divide their paper into two. One half was painted yellow to represent the beach and the other half was painted blue to represent the ocean. During this process, students were shown how to blend colors to give their paintings depth and texture.

Now came the fun part! Students painted their feet with brown paint. Plenty of laughter ensued as they experienced the tickling sensation of the paintbrush on their skin. Once their feet were covered in paint they carefully placed each foot on the beach half of their painting.

The final step was to glue a few shells on their painting. When I look at these pictures I can imagine hearing the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean and the feel of the sand between my toes. Here is a sampling of some of the pictures.


Footprints on the Beach


Footprints on the Beach


Footprints on the Beach


Footprints on the Beach


Footprints on the Beach


Footprints on the Beach

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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