Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Volcanoes, 5th Grade

I found this really cool artist online recently. Her name is Margarate Godfrey, click on the link to see her blog. I used this artist as inspiration for a volcano lesson with my fifth graders. Here is what my fifth graders created.For the volcano, we used scraps of construction paper and tissue paper. These were collaged and glued to the paper. The lava was made with liquid water colors. We used a straw to blow the liquid watercolors. This made the liquid watercolors spread in random directions, which looked more like real lava. The sky was then painted with blue and purple watercolor paints.

6 comments:

  1. Don't you just LOVE the vibrant colors of liquid watercolors?!

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  2. Liquid watercolors are my favorite! I use them all the time now. I almost never use the regular watercolors anymore.

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  3. Very cool effects! This lesson seems like a winner. I love your photo showing the display too.

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  4. Wow! What a unique and beautiful project!

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  5. Hello Holly,

    I just found this post today and was thrilled to see what a class of young artists can do with inspiration. I taught 5th and 6th grade before becoming a professional artist. Love you site!

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