My first grade artists have been begging to paint – so of course we did! The result? Beautiful Christmas amaryllis paintings!
We began by looking at pictures of amaryllis plants and examining a large silk amaryllis flower. We talked about how the plant grows from a bulb, sending up a tall skinny stem, and then a wonderful flower opens up at the top of the stem. Everyone noticed right away that the amaryllis plant has Christmas colors of red and green.
First graders began by creating a textured pot. They drew their plants with marker, painted, and added details with black crayons.
See more of these beauties at our ARTSONIA on line art gallery here.
I CAN….explain how to create texture, describe an amaryllis plant, use careful painting techniques.