Wednesday, October 12, 2011


First grade artists read the book Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We discussed how Mr. Pfister is both the author and the illustrator of his book. We looked carefully at the artwork in the book and noticed soft and fuzzy the water looked. We learned that the materials an artist uses are called media. And that each media has a different look to it. We used water color paints and watercolor pencils to try and replicate the look of the book. We used a watercolor technique called 'wet-on-wet' to get the soft fuzzy edges and lights and darks in the water.
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