Sunday, January 16, 2011

Torn Paper Painting

A great way to "see the big shapes" is to tear them out of paper.
 I had the Mother Daughter teams this week create landscapes using torn painted tracing paper. 
They each chose an image of a landscape (from old postcards) to use as a guide. 
They then painted sheets of tracing paper the correct values of the biggest shapes in the scene. 
When dry, they tore big shapes and glued them on a toned canvas.

For beginners, this is very freeing and fun! 
I was amazed at the results!
I love that you can't tell which ones are the Mom's and which are 10 year olds! 
Great job!  

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