Watercolor Giraffes

Project Four: Watercolor Giraffes
Our third grade students observe variations in giraffe skin patterns. They paint large sheets of skin pattern using wet into wet watercolor technique. The children discover that everyone’s skin patterns are unique. They sketch large giraffes on dried pattern paper. The giraffes are then cut out and mounted on background paper. Students paint environments for their giraffes.

Learning Goals/Concepts:
Awareness of Art Inspiration from Nature
Wet into Wet Watercolor Technique
Awareness of How to Create the Illusion of Space

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