Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Banyan Trees

This project was taken from the book Dynamic Art Projects for Children by Denise M. Logan. Like many of the projects in the book, the children really enjoyed it and the results were impressive!

Students began by learning about the Banyan tree, which originates in India. This tree has many trunks because the branches are constantly sending roots to anchor in the soil. For this project, we talked about positive and negative space. We blended colors that were next to one another on the color wheel to fill the negative space around our trees! Fourth graders did a great job on this project.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE doing this project, or ANY of the projects from that book! This one in particular seems as if every child has a successful project as long as they fill in all their spaces with color.