Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Painterly Lions

The number one question I hear from my little ones, is when are we going to paint!??!
So, this week we pulled out the temperas and got started!

We began by looking at photos of the play, The Lion King. Some of students had actually been to the play, so it was very familiar to them. Others enjoyed seeing the elaborate costumes for the first time and making connections to the Disney movie.
We drew the lion's face with pencil, traced with sharpie, and colored with crayon. Then, the fun begins.... using cake temperas (which look like bigger versions of watercolor, but with more pigment) added a mane around the face with black, brown and white paint.

Pretty ferocious, aren't they?