Thursday, September 11, 2014

Third Grade pastel resist Outer Space

After learning about the history of early space exploration, via a pwer point in Art class, students also viewed different artworks about space. They were then given large sheets of paper and oil pastels to create their space scene. These included lots of Saturn-like planets, moons, stars, comets, and black holes. The resist-technique happens when a wash of black watercolor is applied to the pastel drawing. The paint resists the oily pastel. The kids loved seeing how their drawing seemed to glow as the black paint spread over the paper. Next week we will begin our collaged rockets.

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