As a project to get to know my new group of girls from grade 5 & 6 I decided it would be fun and great team building to do a mural together. Thanks to my wonderful father-in-law I have access to great big pieces of paper!
We looked at both photos and pictures of flowers .I told them we would paint a field together! The idea was to fill the entire paper. They drew the outlines, some preferred to start painting without pencil.
Each girl found a space and got started .It took longer for some to feel confident and comfortable but at the end of the class they were all into it! We used a mix of tempera and gouache paints.
For the first lesson we painted the flowers, leaves, butterflies and even some ants & then the following week we painted the background. The background really brought the girls together as a group because they were all doing the same thing and they were feeling more confident.
I suggested they outline everything in black but the girls decided as a group against it.
Looking at the photos I think they made a great choice! It is delicate and beautiful just like my group of girls!
It now adorns the wall in our studio and everybody admires it!! I am so proud of my girls!!
It was a great way to start the year !!!
|Starting to take shape|
|Each girl finding her space|
|Working together with lovely ideas and beautiful colours!|
|Adding some grass|
|Connecting the flowers with stalks|
|Working so nicely together|
|Background almost finished|
|Simply magnificent !!!Well done girls!!!|