Spring Flower Watercolor Painting for Kids

Spring flowers watercolor project

A new Art Project from art teacher, Kathy Barbro.

"Almost every elementary student can draw a flower, but are they aware of the many different shapes and sizes that exist? "
1. I started by drawing a large collection of flowers on my board. Students first drew the grass line in pencil and added at least three large flowers spaced evenly across the page. Thet then filled in the spaces with smaller flowers.
2. The students traced their artwork with a black permanent marker.
3. The flowers and grass were painted in with a variety of liquid watercolor paints.
4.  The sky was painted blue leaving a white halo around all of the flowers. The halo keeps the colors from running together while brightening up the painting as well.
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Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school's Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.