Dimensions: 16"x19" canvas
Materials used: Acrylic, washable markers, coffee filters, water and salt
Process: The children were asked to color coffee filters with their water-based washable markers. They were encouraged to think about color mixing and making secondary colors from primary colors. Once finished, they took paintbrushes, dipped them in water, and "painted" over their artwork, creating a watercolor effect. As and added level of fun, they were allowed to then sprinkle kosher salt on top which created patterns and textures as the water and colors were absorbed by the salt.
Once dry, the filters were taken home and grouped by color scheme and then cut into petals and glued onto canvas. Using black acrylic paint, a background was created to help the bright colors pop.
The kids had so much fun with this project, and (hopefully) learned a little bit about watercolor painting techniques in the process.
Parent Volunteer Project Coordinators: Rachel Dedecker, Helen Henderson & Danielle Wiggins
Donated By Ms. Embrack's Students