Saturday, October 1, 2011

Whimsical Trees

One of my favorite lessons I did this past school year was whimsical trees inspired by the story Willow.  (I know I saw this on another art education blog, so please let me know if it was you so I can give you credit).

After reading the story we looked at several tree pictures and discussed how we could come up with our own creative trees.  Each student received a piece of 12x36 paper (I think this size really contributed to the overall success of the project).   We began with tempera cakes and then used pre-mixed tempera paint. 

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The kids really seemed to enjoy the process.  I loved how they turned out!


  1. FAB-U-LOUS! I just got amazon PRIME free shipping so you know I'm ordering this and borrowing from you and whoever you borrowed it from:)

  2. This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the lesson. jan

  3. These are so cute and whimsical! I might have to borrow from you as well. Nice work :) I enjoy the fact that some of you students added a background and other did not, offering choices is very important.

  4. These are really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!


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