What a glorious sunny day we had today, perfect for another outdoor artsy day! We've been having some amazing sunsets lately too and I remembered this delightful lesson at Deep Space Sparkle and thought it was a great day to give it a try!
As with all Patty's great projects, she gives simple, step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and teach (my kind of art lesson).
For this lesson, I decided first off to show the kids some different stock images of sailboats at sunset to give them some perspective of color and light.
In addition, throughout our weekly travels to activities we always pass by two separate bodies of water, the Puget Sound and Lake Washington where we have ample opportunity to spot boats of all kinds, but many times sail boats in different stages of sailing. This helped give them something tangible to base their pitcures. It helps that we also have a view of the lake :)
Here is our very simple set up ~
- Scrapbook Paper (for the sail boat shapes)
- Water jar
Painting sunsets in progress...
(Seamus painting his water and simultaneously catching ladybugs on his shirt, they're EVERYWHERE right now!)
Finished!! A very proud boat owner!! (He did AWESOME with this project, right down to cutting all his own shapes and putting it all together) Way to go SP!!
Here are the results from the whole rest of the crew, a great project for ALL!
Here they all are lined up on the sunny window sill, this will make me smile every time I walk in to the room :))