First Grade art students are learning brush techniques in painting. Students first learned about the different parts of a paintbrush:
Students practiced just using the "toe" of the bristles to create a very thin line. Then we practiced painting with the heel and toe, gently pressing down all the bristles to make a really thick line. Students were amazed that they could paint such different lines with the same brush! After practicing painting different kinds of lines, students then practiced painting large shapes with solid colors.
Next, students tried out painting shapes or lines on top of colors. It was a fun experiment to see which colors could show up on top of the painted backgrounds. The final touch was adding a few lines around the border, and painting their names. To see them all, check out our online students art gallery at Artsonia: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=926366