The last 2 weeks Kindergarten and 1st grade have been working on “Under the Sea” art. I am such a huge fan of the ocean and sea life. As a kid I would pretend I was mermaid: so teaching my students how to draw under the sea life is always super exciting for me. In the weeks prior to, I had the students create a water color wax resist to create some beautiful, realistic-ish waves. We used oil pastels to create wave lines and painted over them with blue paint.
When we came back to art class the following week I taught the students how to illustrate various sea life: we drew “schools” of fish, crabs, jellyfish, sharks, and sea turtles. I demonstrated how sea weed moves with the water. The kids were super engaged!
Take a look at what Kindergarten created today!