THE ART ROOM: Oil Pastel Giraffes

Our oil pastel giraffes get their ‘pop’ from the dramatic contrast of color-on-black. We started with Canson’s black Mi-teintes, created outlines with white china markers, then filled in our images with oil pastels. Bubble gum and scarves were our students’ creative additions.

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THE ART ROOM: Salt Dough Houses

Our 9 – 12 year old students made these impressive salt dough houses in-relief (a sculptural technique where raised elements remain attached to a background of the same material). After sculpting and baking, students used an acrylic wash to paint their houses, which helped emphasize textural elements.