Oct 14, 2013

Scream Blow Painting

When I saw this idea from Washington Elementary School in Michigan, I knew I had to try it out. I suddenly realized that no one made a rule that blow painting must always be used to make trees. It’s perfect for crazy, scary hair too.
Warm up: Look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting to see how much expression can be created with lines and color.
1. Draw a head that takes up the bottom half of the paper. Draw a large mouth and raised features as shown so the face looks tilted up.
2. Trace all the lines with a black Sharpie marker.
3. Color heavily with crayon. The goal is to not have any blown paint sit on top of the face and clothes.
4. Use a straw to dab liquid watercolor paint around the head. Blow outward as much as possible to get thick and then thin lines.
10/23 UPDATE: I’m so happy I can give credit to the inspiration for this project – Joslyn who posted it on her blog in 2011. She has further tips and a recommended book so please check it out here:
http://elementary-art-rocks.blogspot.com/2011/11/3rd-grade-monster-mama.html  Thanks Joslyn, it’s a super popular project idea!


Mrs. Macioce said...

We are just starting to learn about Edvard Munch for the month of October. I love this idea for my younger students.THANKS!

Corina said...

Thank you!! We had so much fun with this today! : )

Amy said...

Brilliant! The kids will love this concept and making crazy faces to go along with the crazy hair. Thanks for sharing! -Amy

courtney said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So fun!

SurvivorBlessing said...

What a fabulous idea! I will have to try this with the kids.
And yes, we just did the blown trees as a spooky forest, lol.

Shyrlene Baum said...

I made this with fourth grade classes and first grade classes. It was many of the kids favorite art project they did all year. Next time I will use coffee stirrer straws because all the blowing left them light headed