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Cityscapes with Tints and Shades






Our Kinders are becoming experts at color mixing! This time we added white to make tints and black to make shades as we created these sweet “candy-colored” cities! Materials:9×12 white heavyweight construction paperpencilTempera paint – red, yellow, turquoise, white and blackPaper plates for palettesbrushes and water Vocabulary:Tint – any color plus whiteShade – any color […]






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Van Gogh Auction Project






Even Van Gogh himself would be proud of this copy of his “Café Terrace” painting, created by our 2nd graders to raise money at our annual school auction. Each year, our school holds a fundraiser auction to raise money for special programs. While many valuable items are donated to be auctioned off, the items that […]






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Sunset Cityscapes






I do this project year after year with the 1st graders, and it’s always a hit. The kids really get creative with their buildings and the results are fabulous! Directions: 1. Begin by painting clear water over a piece of white 9×12 watercolor paper or heavy-weight construction paper (what I use). Then do a wet-on-wet […]






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