Friday, July 9, 2010

Art Collage- Part 1

Barb over at Harmony Art Mom shared her recent Watercolor Painting Collage and I couldn't resist. I haven't really announced it here yet, but we've been slowly embarking on a summer art adventure as our "summer adventure box" this year. Slow going because we are unusually busy this summer. Another post on that soon along with all the resources we are using.

You can really use any type of paint, but my kids like watercolors best and it seemed like an easy idea. I'm doing this post in several entries because we have a lot to share!

Tube watercolors are so vibrant and fun to use. If you've never tried them, run to the store and get a pack. Even the inexpensive ones are worth it. This set was about $6.

We also got out our trays of watercolors and if you don't already know...Prang is the best tray brand. The cheap ones aren't even worth your time.

R1o's creation. I have a fun video of her creating which I will try to share.

This one is mine...I couldn't decide on shapes, but this made a really fun collage in the end!

These two belong to J5 and E11- sometimes E11 doesn't have the patience for covering large areas with paint. If you have a student like this, different paint would offer more coverage or maybe wider brushes were in order!

Another of mine...I wanted curvy lines this time.

Couple more of mine...yes, I was having fun too.

In the next post, I will show you the next step. I was so excited to do this that I invited a bunch of FIAR friends to join me earlier this week. And they did! I hope their results were as fun as ours.


Lori said...

I have this on our list of summer projects too! It looks like yours are off to a great start. I bet they make a great finished project. :)

Katherine marie said...

Love love love those bright and bold colors...really fantastic work!

Heather said...

thank you katherine!