Fifth grade Orchids

Fifth grade artists are learning about still lifes and used this art project to practice drawing objects that are in front of them.

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Everyone used their “artists’ eyes” and drew what they saw on their orchid plant.

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Then a wet-on-wet technique was used with watercolor paints in the background. Some artists chose to sprinkle salt in the background for a different effect.

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Artists showed a wood texture on the table with tempera paint.


A wet-on-dry technique was used to paint the flowers, stem, and leaves.

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A watercolor resist was used for the vase with oil pastels.


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