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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:9x12 white heavy­weight con­struc­tion paperpen­cilTem­pera paint — red, yel­low, turquoise, white and black­Pa­per plates for palettes­brushes and water Vocab­u­lary:Tint — any color plus white­Shade — any color plus black […]

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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 9x12 water­color paper or heavy-weight con­struc­tion paper (what I use). Then do a wet-on-wet […]

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