Students were introduced to a Japanese tradition of the cherry blossom festival. We discussed what it was, why they did it and how it influenced their art.
Working with paint first, students played and experimented with two or three colors to create a watercolor background. During the next class, we created branches for our cherry blossoms. Students were able to pull from their previous experience during the square 1 art fundraiser project to create some spectacular swirly branches. The final day (put last day in art eek!!), we used tissue paper and glue to layer pinks and whites together to make beautiful cherry blossoms!