For this project, students started by painting the background with a light color, we used light pink/orange/tan. As students followed my step-by-step guided sample, I drew the vase towards the bottom half portion of my paper, horizontal or vertical view, both work well, depending on the shape of vase they want. After painting the vase, students then added dot stamps using their corks, we made about 6 or 7 dots, making sure to stamp the dots apart from each other so that there is sufficient room for petals. Once students made the yellow dots, we then proceeded to add the stems and leafs. Finally students were shown how to draw the petals for the flowers using one single thick stroke for each petal. We added some white to the paint as we made the petals so that the paint could be less translucent and able to paint over their stems and leafs. We even added some brown for the table. Normally, I only provide primary colors when doing projects like these. The students get to do color mixing and learn about color theory as they mix and blend their colors. I also use black and white for tinting and shading our colors.
White paper, tempera paint, paint brushes, bottle corks, primaries and neutral colors (red yellow, blue, black and white)