maandag 1 november 2010

City waterfront

You need:
  1. blue construction paper A4 size
  2. white drawing paper A3 size
  3. construction paper and/or ribbed cardboard in several colours
  4. scissors
  5. glue
  6. watercolour paint
  7. brushes
  8. jar with water

I found this lesson once on a German school website. The combination of cutting/pasting and painting is exciting! Students paste tight cut houses, and the reflection in the water is made with water colour paint, which is not tight at all - just as it should be!

Students cut rectangles of different heights and widths out of coloured paper. These are the bodies of the houses. Cut several triangles out of red construction paper, these are the roofs. Cut windows and doors.

Draw a line on 1 cm from the bottom of the blue sheet. Make a composition of the houses on this line, starting with the highest ones. Place the shorter houses in front of them (overlap). Paste the houses and roofs on the blue sheet. Paste windows and doors on them in different colours.

When ready, paste the blue sheet with houses on a white A3 size sheet. Use watercolour paint to paint the mirror image of the houses in the water. Paint as precise as possible, but don't use a ruler: reflections in water aren't that straight! Paint the water blue.

Made by students of 10-11 years old

4 opmerkingen:

  1. These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh, I'm doing this! My kids will love it.
    Thanks!

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  3. Fantastic project. I'll have to try this one with my kids.

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  4. This is fantastic! i too will be doing this project!!! :) Thanks

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