elf portraits by our hardworking 1st graders. These kiddos just finished a career study in social studies, so they created these self portraits of themselves wearing the ideal outfit for their dream career. They used tempera paint, which I think can be a challenging, but man oh man are they doing an amazing job!
To any of you art teachers out there: I stopped using water cups for cleaning brushes to avoid runny tempera paints and started having them just wipe their brushes clean on newspaper. I also like it because it leaves a bit of color in the brush which can result in some nice colors instead of out of the tube colors. I wish I could remember who I got this tip from to give them credit, but alas I can not remember. Well…Thank you fellow blogging art teacher… wherever you are!