Remember our Blue Dog? Well today the Picassos painted a blue frog!
This cute little rainforest frog really focused on drawing and painting skills and helped the children to use brushstrokes to emphasize direction in a painting.
First we drew in the shapes of the frog and indicated the direction of the leaf with just a few pencil lines. The children were told to focus on their brushstrokes and the dry brush teachnique so the final piece looks realistic. They also used a plastic fork to drag some marks to look like veins in the leaf.
There was no water in this class. They wiped off their brushes on newspaper to get them clean between colours and I found that this really made the colours more vivid and ironically made for a cleaner finished product!
Simple but effective.
Thursday afternoon Picassos tried this darling blue frog today... Take a look!
If you'd like to see more Tempera projects take a look at our Tempera collection.
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