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Artists Paint . Fall Students understand and apply media, techniques and processes Students reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others National Art Standards Materials • Newspapers to cover desk or tabletops • 9" x 12" background paper (blue or gray) • Brown or tan paper for trunks and branches • Scissors • Glue sticks • Paper plates for palettes • Yellow, orange and red tempera paint • Cotton swabs Motivation Students will observe the deciduous trees that are near the school. If there are no trees, show photographs of them instead. Notice the thick, heavy trunks and the branches, which grow smaller and thinner toward their tips. In the fall, the leaves change color, turning from green to the warm colors of yellow, orange and red. Students will cut or tear a tree trunk and branches from colored paper for a tree, glue them down and then add leaves with tempera and cotton swabs. In the Studio 1. Choose paper for your background—blue or gray. 2. Cut out or tear a tree trunk from either the brown, tan or gray paper. You may cut out the trunk and branches with scissors, or pinch and tear the paper to create a rough bark-like edge. 3. Use your glue stick to attach your tree trunk and branches-remembering how branches grow thinner at the top of the tree. 4. Add a piece of paper at the bottom of your tree trunk for the ground. 5. Pour very small amounts of red, yellow, and orange tempera paint onto your paper-plate palette. 6. Use a cotton swab to dab bits of color for the leaves, placing them on the branches, in the air and piled on the ground, where they have fallen. Vocabulary Background Belgium Branches Fall genre harvest horizon Rustic Seasons Tints Triangular Trunk 28 october 2012 m • o8 n0 t hY E 2A 0R 11 S x www.ar tsandactivities.com

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