This is the art blog for Fayston Elementary School, located in the Mad River Valley in Central Vermont. This blog is updated frequently to showcase the artwork of Fayston's students and celebrate all things creative!
Third and fourth grade artists studied the painintngs of Henri Rousseau. We specifically looked at his lush jungle paintings. They used acrylic paints on canvas board to create jungle landscapes. We learned about foreground, middle ground and background and we also focused on mixing different shades and tints of green, rather than using the green paint straight from the bottle.
This is a favorite children's story about sharing and making friends. We drew our rainbow fish with crayons first, using the letter C, D or M to make fish scales. Then we painted our fish with liquid watercolors and observed the resist technique. Finally, we used colored foil to add the rainbow scales onto our beautiful fish!