Painting snowflakes

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Fourth grade and sixth grade students worked on snowflake paintings based on micro-photographs of actual snowflakes.

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Students outlined the snowflake drawings with sharpie markers for a permanent line.

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Next the students added a watercolor wash to the background for a deeper color.

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Students then added several layers of white acrylic paint over their snowflake drawings.

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This required the students to focus and build their brush skills as they fill in the flakes with white acrylic.

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The final step was to add a coat of gloss to seal their image for display.

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Here are some examples of their paintings now on display at Willard Elementary School.

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