Saturday, March 21, 2009
Art Class: Tropical Birds
In art class this week, the boys painted tropical birds. We started by tracing, then drawing the same bird they had traced, and then drawing the bird again on watercolor paper and painting it with watercolor mixed with a gloss medium (Mod Podge Gloss). This makes a bright, glossy color that is very pretty when it dries! I put some drops of water on the tray of Crayola watercolors and let it sit for about 10 minutes, to soften up the colors a bit. Then I put a teaspoon or two of Mod Podge on a little styrofoam plate and the boys added a couple of brushfuls of watercolor paint and mixed it up. We did that for each color they wanted to use.