Fourth grade and sixth grade students worked on snowflake paintings based on micro-photographs of actual snowflakes.
Students outlined the snowflake drawings with sharpie markers for a permanent line.
Next the students added a watercolor wash to the background for a deeper color.
Students then added several layers of white acrylic paint over their snowflake drawings.
This required the students to focus and build their brush skills as they fill in the flakes with white acrylic.
The final step was to add a coat of gloss to seal their image for display.
Here are some examples of their paintings now on display at Willard Elementary School.