4th graders have started a painting inspired by the artist Romero Britto.
He creates very bright and fun paintings full of great lines and shapes. 4th graders identified what made his work unique and created a sketch of their own. Once they finished a sketch in pencil, they used watercolors to fill in the shapes. I ask the students to jump around the page to that their watercolor does not bleed together. Again for this project I am using my new intermediate watercolors rather than the regular shades.
Next students will use black tempera and small brushes to add the thick black lines like Romero uses. The students noticed how much the lines made the colors POP!