Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fifth Grade Texture Canvases

Materials Needed

• canvas panels (Sax #412499)
• Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium (Sax #437486)

• gouache set of 24

• brushes

We started this project by covering a canvas with gel medium. As the students were doing this, I passed out baskets to each table. In the baskets, I had put a variety of texture tools. Each student was to create 6 different sections of texture on their canvas, using the tools that were in their basket. 

We reviewed all of the color schemes that we had learned in previous years and this year (warm/cool, primary/secondary, complementary, analogous, monochromatic). Each student had to choose 1 color scheme for their canvas.
When everything was dry, the students used gouache paints to paint their canvas. I gave each table a palette with paint and they were allowed to mix the paints as they needed them to fit their color scheme.
This was a fun project for my 5th graders. They had never touched a canvas before, let alone been able to create their own artwork on one. It was fun to see them taking so much pride in their artwork when they were given their artistic tools. Pin It