Friday, October 10, 2014

Kindergarten Castles

This week, Kindergartners were inspired by the talented artist Leonid Afremov, who created this beautiful castle painting below, using shapes like squares, triangles and half circles.

In class, we used the crayon resist technique to create our own beautiful shape castles. First, we drew the castles in crayon using straight, zigzag and curvy lines as well as shapes like squares, rectangles, circles, ovals, half circles and triangles. 

When we finished the drawing part, we used liquid watercolor paint to bring our castles to life. Watercolor is naturally resistant to waxy crayons, so we could paint right on top of the drawing, and the crayon would shine through.

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