In this lesson students drew the contour lines of a still life and then created a colorful background using tissue paper and a spray bottle of water. In the lessons prior to this we had drawn a contour line drawing upside down as well as practiced blind contour drawings of our hands, so students were very familiar with this process of drawing without shading.
After the drawing was complete students
outlined their contour lines with black sharpie. Then they cut out
bright colored pieces of tissue paper and laid them out across their
drawing. They very gently sprayed water across the composition and
pressed lightly on the tissue paper in order for it to leave a colored
I think students really enjoyed this process of art making, especially the tissue paper part :)
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