October 16, 2012

chinese vases

Last year I fell in love with this project done by Patty over at Deep Space Sparkle.
I tried it out and it was a huge success.
A lady from district office even stopped by my school and said these were some of the best art project results she had ever seen.
My fourth graders were so pumped!
This was a 'must do again' for this year.
We start by creating a symmetrical vase and glued it down to our black paper.
The fourth graders use blue tempera paint and detail brushes to create complex patterns on their vase.
The next day in art they get blue, yellow, and white paint.
They get to mix up whatever colors they can and paint flowers in their vase.
Thanks Patty!


  1. Very lovely! The flowers are tempera on black paper? Elizabeth :)

    1. Yes. All tempera on black paper.

  2. Beautiful, I love your color scheme against the black.

  3. Ooooh, they looks so lovely against the black paper! Great job!

  4. I love the variety of lines.
    Beautiful blue.

  5. Hi! I love reading your lovely blog, this is very wonderful chinese vases. thanks .......