Big Fish Project

A few weeks ago, I realized that I had not given my 4th grade artists a chance to work “really big” this year – probably because my 4th grade groups are so large – 30 kids is a bunch of artists to “go big”!  So we began the Big Fish project  – a review of line, pattern, shape, color….using tempera paint and gadget printmaking.  I LOVE these – I think I will try them again next year!

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6 thoughts on “Big Fish Project

  1. I like the limited color palette. What brand of paint do you use? I think I might try this lesson with my summer camp kids….thanks!

  2. Thanks Kristyn! These are done with plain old Crayola tempera paint – magenta, orange, turquoise, yellow….and I pre-mixed the bright lime-y green before giving it to my kiddos. The gadget printing was the last step, with black tempera – we used old marker lids, bottle caps, and plastic forks for the lines. It would be a great summer camp project. FYI some kids chose to glue on a big “google eye” and others wanted to leave the eye painted, their choice. Enjoy.

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