Friday, October 14, 2011

Fun Learning in Fourth Grade

4th graders are learning about visual texture
we took our inspiration from autumn leaves

texture boards and crayons create a colorful abstract texture on the body of the leaf

watercolors provide a softer visual texture for contrast

we learned the wet-on-wet technique for bleeding edges

they look beautiful drying in the autumn sun

we also completed our unit on Pop Art

we learned about Andy Warhol...

...Roy Lichtenstein...

... and also the "food art" repeats of Wayne Thiebaud

We discussed our favorite Pop Artists and wrote about our choices


  1. Beautiful fall leaves.
    Your students did a wonderful job capturing and drawing the details.

    I love the colors and textures.

  2. The leaves are beautiful! I actually like the background of the leaves even better than the leaves themselves!

  3. Did you have the students draw the leaves first and then cut them out and glue them onto the watercolor background? or did you have them draw the leaves first and then paint in the background?

  4. Becky, we drew then painted around the leaves... no cutting involved.

  5. The wet on wet technique looks great against the leaves!!


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