SchoolArts Magazine

October 2018

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lic glue lines set boundaries for the chalk pastels and gave a jeweled look to the final product. I demonstrated how to blend pas- tels of like colors by overlapping coloring and using your fingers or tor- tillons to achieve the desired results. Students worked in either warm or cool colors on their buildings. Color and Contrast For the background, students painted the sky with metallic watercolors. This created a beautiful contrast to the matte finish of the pastels. Students who chose to use warm pastel colors on their buildings chose cool paint hues for their backgrounds and vice versa. Students experimented with blend- ing color families on scrap paper before beginning their final composi- tions. They found that blending colors in the same color families produced pleasant tonal changes and that their colors remained bright. My students were very proud of their completed pieces and received many rave reviews from fellow classmates and staff. Barbara Hildebrandt is an art teacher at Jefferson School and Franklin School in Bergenfield, New Jersey. bhildebrandt@ bergenfield.org N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. W E B L I N K www.youvisit.com/tour/104095/ 122693/ Tracing and Blending After students enlarged their initial compositions with white pencil onto the black paper, they carefully traced the white pencil lines with white glue. When the glue dried, they chose silver or gold paint pens to coat the hardened glue. These metal - M students' immediate reaction to the colorful and unusual architecture of St. Basil's was to relate the spiraled and patterned globes to the shape of hot-air balloons. Left: Angela Lovero, grade five. Right: Aubrianna Yabut, grade five. SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 43

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