Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Leaves

 We collected leaves and added them to the art table
          with paints and paper.
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I chose paints to match the colours of leaves in the
autumn.  And supplied smaller brushes for more
delicate paint strokes.  With simple instructions to
paint a leaf and print a leaf and we were ready to go.
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The children figured out how to hold the leaf with
one hand while they painted with the other so it
          didn’t slip around. 
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Some children did one colour per leaf, others did
            many colours.
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We added them to our Autumn Tree, Autumn Leaves
           art gallery.

More Autumn Trees

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At the art easel I noticed children painting trees.  Long strokes with
shorter strokes out to the side.  Dots and spots for the leaves.

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I found small and large maple leaf cookie cutters at the Dollar store
so decided to use them at the art table.
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The children were encouraged to rip brown paper to  use for the tree
trunk then stamped the leaves using the cookie cutters.
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               Awesome Autumn
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Others decided to make pictures of leaves on the ground; lots and
                 lots of leaves.
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We now have an Autumn Tree, Autumn Leaf gallery wall to show
what we've noticed about leaves.