I can't wait any longer! I have to share how our Willow Pattern Plates are coming out.
In the beginning of DECEMBER, grade six read The Willow Pattern Story by Allan Drummond. We discussed illustration, pattern, value and monochromatic. Students made a rough draft of a design illustrating a part of the story, the entire story or their own story. We are now finishing up painting our design on sturdy paper plates, adding some details with blue sharpie and finally coating the plates with a nice, shiny varnish.
Each set of tables has a tray with two kinds of blue acrylic and white. Students scoop with a pop stick a small amount of paint into the palate as needed. Each student is in charge of cleaning up her own supplies and I call table colors up to the sink a couple at a time.
|not yet finished, but paying close attention to detail and craftsmanship|
|I love how he created a square in the circle. Not yet finished.|
|first one done out of over 100 students. very painterly. |
|this student decided to tell his own story. something about Sumo wrestling. |
of the boys in this class enjoyed the part of the story where the star
crossed lovers are placed in a maze. I love the color of this maze!|
|an underwater story!|
|the girls loved the part where the star crossed lovers become immortal doves. simple and beautiful.|