Fourth Grade artists are completing these fabulous Boab Trees as part of our Cultural Focus this year – Australia. They learned that the Boab Tree is also called the “bottle tree” as it stores water in the bottle-shaped trunk to endure harsh drought conditions in the Australian outback.
Our boab trees were inspired by the work of Australian artist Bronwyn Bancroft, author and illustrator of the book “Why I Love Australia”.
Fourth Graders prepared the paper for their work by first rubbing it with crayons for a bit of color and texture. Next they painted their boabs with black tempera; when the tempera was dry, color was added with oil pastels.
See more of our beautiful boab trees at our ARTSONIA GALLERY!