Friday, 16 May 2014

It's a Jungle in Here

We have been learning about the various adaptations of plants and animals found in the rainforest. Who knew that bleach could come in handy for an art project? Pictured below is a bulletin board of rainforest foliage. We used cotton swabs and bleach on green construction paper. Lots of different lines were made to show twisting vines and oblong leaves. Using a sharpie to outline our bleach designs made this artwork stand out! Colourful flowers were glued on afterwards to give our pieces a tropical feel. 

Did you know there are four layers in the rainforest? We researched and wrote informational paragraphs to go with each layer. We are making an accordion booklet and we decided to sketch each layer using pencil. Sketching each layer is a lot of work! 

Now we are using watercolour to paint each layer using different shades and tones of green.