Mrs. Schaefer is fantastic art teacher. She used to teach at our school but retired a few years ago. But she still loves teaching art so she spends a lot of time in our school teaching art to many different classes. This past week she worked with us, teaching us how to paint pumpkins like an artist. We learned how to mix colours and how to to make our brush strokes so that our pumpkins would look 3D. Here are a few pictures of us working hard on our pumpkins.
Mrs. Schaefer showing us how to make brush strokes.
Then we practiced our strokes and created our own pumpkins. Ms. Schaefer only gave us yellow and a little bit of red paint but she also taught us how to make orange, plus have lines on our pumpkins like real pumpkins have.
Next she showed us how to make the little hairs so that our pumpkins looked round a the top like real pumpkins. It helped with the 3D effect.
She also taught us how to mix yellow and a tiny bit of blue to make green for our pumpkin's stem. Then we put our pumpkins out to dry in the hallway.
Finally, the next day they were up on our wall.
We know we are very lucky to have been able to spend some time with Mrs. Schaefer. She's an excellent art teacher and you can tell by how great our pumpkins look.