This was a quick, easy, and successful lesson focused on printing, texture, & earth tones.
Day one - draw the shape of the acorn on a 9x12 paper taking up the entire space.
Students painted around the outline with black tempera and then printed with cardboard strips dipped in black tempera to create the acorn top texture.
Day Two- introduction to Earth Tones. Students mixed different shades of brown by mixing brown, white, and orange. They painted in the top part first, using the printed lines as a guide.
Then most students made an attempt at color blending and mixing more shades of brown to fill in the bottom.
We are going to cut them out this week and hang them on the giant tree in the hallway.