Apr 6, 2013

Watercolor Terrarium

This is one of my favorite spring painting projects. I save it every year for kinders, and their introduction to learning about plants.
1. Each student started with a letter-size jar template cut from chipboard. They traced it in pencil on a 9" x 12" sheet of watercolor paper, then added a lid line and ground line. Flowers were added above the ground line.
2.  A white crayon was used to draw roots under each stem, pressing heavily for maximum impact. The jar and ground line were also traced with a crayon, and flowers were colored and filled in.
4. Liquid watercolors were used to finish the art. They were given brown to paint the dirt, but were allowed any other color for the jar and background.


rin said...

Hi I m a mom and love art experiments and share. It's wonderful site guys! Now please tell me if I would like to post my blogger with picture, how to to do ???

I have tried to find out register this site but couldn't find.


Kathy Barbro said...

Thanks, but this is not a public sharing blog. I'm the only one who can post pictures. You can always email me your photos at kbarbro (at) pacbell.net, I'd love to see them.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,
I have been following your site for several years now. I am a homeschool mom who enjoys teaching art in a couple of homeschool groups. I want you to know that your projects are always a hit! I have adopted two little ones who are now in K and 2nd grade. I have been planning 1 or 2 art projects each week for them. This week we did this terrarium and the fish bowl. Our favorite medium is the liquid watercolors, so usually do all water color projects that you suggest. Thank you for all that you share. May God bless you for sharing. ~ Christine