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Birch Trees 1st Grade November Art Project West Mercer Elementary Art Enrichment Program
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Lesson Overview Lesson: Masking/Perspective/Color/Shadow Name: Birch Trees Time: 60 minutes Medium: Watercolor Volunteers: Recommend 5 to help Students will use masking tape and watercolors to create a beautiful picture of birch tree trunks. Using a small sea sponge, they can add bushes and/or use salt to create a lacy effect. Vocabulary: Masking, Perspective, Depth Print Suggestions: 227, Gustav Klimt: The Forest Additional Resource: Birches, by Robert Frost (great pictures, although poem too advanced for this age) – book is stored with lessons
Materials Needed Watercolors Watercolor Paper (9x12) painting masking tape (1 ½ in. blue) – Volunteers can rip in half during lesson prep Paintbrushes (large and small) Sea Sponges (damp but not soaking wet) Cups for water for rinsing brushes Table salt (not kosher), optional
Forest by Gustav Klimt “When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.” Birches Poem by Robert Frost
Today’s Project Birch tree bark Masking Watercolor background Salt texture