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I hope you enjoy looking at the wonderful artwork from Duchesne Academy Lower School. Lower School consists of girls, grades pre-k through fourth. Unfortunately I have not kept record of all the successful projects, but here is a good sampling. Check out the artwork by grade level, but realize that each activity can be used for multi-grades. Click on an image to see a larger view.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Color/Mood Portraits

Kindergartners viewed and discussed several portraits that are heavily focused on color and mood. Among them were portraits from Picasso's Blue Period, Matisse, and Kirchner.  I demonstrated how the order in which you paint is very important to the success of the painting. They started by painting their faces first, letting the paint dry before painting details on top. This helped greatly with bleeding and helped them avoid having to paint around small facial parts. We also discussed facial proportions and then they got to work.

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