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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Analogous Color Exercises

These third grade students experimented with ANALOGOUS COLOR. Analogous color is color that is related. They are usually found next to each other on the color wheel. The two most typical analogous color groups are the warm and cool colors. However, those are not the only two. Here we have some students that chose some other groups to use.

Just had to Share

Here are more beautiful Batik pillows. I just want to keep all of them!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Batik pillows! Awesome!

Two of our 5th grade classes learned a little about the textile art of BATIK. One class used the glue method, where they squeezed glue onto the lines of the design they had drawn, let it dry, painted the design, then soaked the material to get the glue out. Where the glue washed away, the material was left white. The other class used the wax method, where they used melted white crayon to paint on the design, painted with acrylic paint, then we melted off the wax. Again, where the wax was melted off, the material remained white.

Then we really pushed ourselves (or maybe it was me who pushed me) but we decided to turn these into pillows. So, we stuffed and sewed our batiks. They really turned out beautiful!

More Monochromatics

Here are some more beautiful monochromatic paintings by our 4th grade students.