Students began creating the background for their monster. We talked about skylines and how to make something look like it is behind something else. Using oil pastels, students began creating buildings (or in some cases a forest, stage, etc.) and skylines.
After the skylines were all colored in with oil pastel, students began to add watercolor to make the sky. I demonstrated that if the building were colored in well, the paint would not go into the buildings. The oil pastel repels the water in the watercolor!
We will be reading some books and creating some printed texture monsters after the holiday break!