Today in art we did a project inspired by stained glass and used oil pastels. We made Christmas trees, candles, and menorahs. We smooched [smudged] the oil pastels so it looks like paint. We made cracks for the glass and we took tooth picks to scratch designs in the oil pastels. We used dark colors to outline and light colors for the inside. Then we put frames on the back of the stained glass, we got to pick red or light blue.
This project for the 4th Grade of Purchase School is a very cool and fun project for all of us. First we planned our person and traced one of our bodies. Then we got to work on painting our person which was really fun! We even got to scratch into wet paint with the end of our paint brush, called sgraffito. Once the paint dried we cut it out. Then we stuffed it and stapled it and then did our final touches to the people. We used a lot of materials such as paint, oil pastels, markers, paper, stuffing, fabric, yarn, staplers and duck tape. Don’t you wish you could do this project at home?