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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Koi Fish


This was a fun project I did with several different grade levels. They were all successful. Second through fifth all enjoyed it. We learned different concepts such as overlapping, value, and print making for the red stamp or “chop” to sign their artwork. We learned about Japanese art and wrote a symbol that means friendship since Koi fish are a symbol of friendship. Students explored a variety of different mediums such as watercolor, oil pastel, chalk pastel, and red ink for printing

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  1. These paintings are beautiful! What a great idea for a watercolor unit.

    Kate Eshelman
    k-6 art teacher
    Crossroads Charter Academy

  2. Such a great idea! I used this with my 4/5 class and loved the results.

  3. love the koi :)
    come check out our blog!


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