Monday, October 24, 2011

the big wave updated with surfers and glitter

what's better than a project with glitter?
we started looking at 
the Great Wave 
by Hokusai
the Sea off Satta 
by Hiroshige
 and we gave our big wave
our own mixed media touches
by painting the basic wave, bay and mountains,
then adding stamps for texture
and lots of bubbling sea foam 
with sponges and pencil erasers
and trees and crows and
and boats
and windsurfers
and foamy bays
and fish
and did I mention glitter?
Cowabunga dude!
Warning - these took several classes to complete
and I heard several aughs
as it turned into the never ending wave...
I thought I was being so clever 
by letting them make surfers and boats and fish and...
well by letting each one put his/her own mark on the big wave.
I thought they would love it,
but some lost interest...
Oh well you never know right?
I hope they learned perseverance and patience - 
two important 'p' words.

1 comment:

  1. i'm sure they learned a lot, Pam! it's so important for the kids to learn that some projects take time and you have to work hard for it. ;) you can't finish most things in a day. good work!