kindergarten artists read two books about polar bears. We discussed their lives. We learned what they eat, where they live and talked about polar bear cubs. They are smaller than a human baby when born and live with their mother until they are two years old. The photos in both books were looked at closely. What about the photos make it look cold. All agreed that the colors helped it look cold. Blue and purple especially. These are cool colors. We used white tempera paints to paint our foreground. We used silver paper to add ice and painted our polar bears without any pencil drawing first. We painted them by looking at photos of real polar bears and identifying shapes that we knew how to paint.