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1st & 2nd Grade – Collage Beach Scene

1st & 2nd Grade – Collage Beach Scene

Both these projects are inspired by artist Danny Phillips.  I discovered Danny on  He has a shop full of inspiring beach scenes that remind me of my childhood.  His mixed media collages are unique and make me so happy!  In fact, I purchased a Rainbow Lighthouse for my husband as a wedding gift.  When it arrived, I was even more impressed!  It is stunning!

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Again, both projects started with a tempera wash for the background.  We used blue, turquoise and white paint with large chip brushes.  We discussed how water and wind flow horizontally and painted our lightened sky and deep water with horizontal brush strokes.  We also painted a piece for sand. Brown, orange and lots of white.  Next, we used scrapbook papers and painted paper scraps to make the beach huts, umbrella, boats and sun. These 12×12 beach scenes look great on display in a large group!

First Grade

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Second Grade

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  • dreampainters
    Posted at 05:04h, 13 August Reply

    These ar gorgeous! I've definitely pinned for future inspiration, as I know my kids will love it! Please visit me at Dream Painters, I'd love to have your opinion…

  • Kristin
    Posted at 17:25h, 15 August Reply

    I love these collages. I have found the children are more engaged with collage when we use scrapbook or wrapping paper. There is something about the patterns that they just love.
    I'm your newest follower! I've just started blogging about my own teaching experiences – love to have you check it out.

  • Paintbrush Rocket
    Posted at 08:46h, 16 August Reply

    Your site look great! I just joined with my email, Thanks for the feed back! A close friend of mine is doing after school art classes. I will send her your way!

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