Fifth Graders are finishing up their study of Surrealist artist Salvadore Dali. We read “Dali and the Path of Dreams” by Obiolis and Subirana – the pictures in the book are gorgeous and really helped my students understand Surrealism.
We drew the elephants together, one step at a time – and after a demonstration about value and shading, my students used oil pastel to blend and shade the elephant bodies. Watercolor for the ground and sky completed their fabulous surreal landscapes.
I am also a new fan of the liquid watercolors that we used on the background – squirt a little of the concentrated watercolor in a dish, add water – viola! Lots of watercolor for this big painting project!