Painting flowers with Georgia O’Keeffe is always a big hit. We bring real flowers to the classroom. Kids choose the one that they like the most and explore it with magnifying glass to see all the little details. We talk about Georgia O’Keeffe and how she wanted people to notice flowers-and that is why she painted them so huge!
Then we draw a close-up of our flower with a black permanent marker and color it in with liquid watercolors. The fun part is that you can paint with a brush or with the flower… kids usually do both.
“Look! I have some real flower on my painting,” said M. as he squished the flower into the canvas. It definitely added some nice texture.