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Winter art - suggestions please :)

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ShyTea, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Does any one mind sharing some ideas for doing some arty / craft type winter pictures? I really want to steer away from 'Christmas' themes - so displayboards do not need to be taken down the first few days in January.

    Thank you
  2. lilykitty

    lilykitty New commenter

    Using watercolours to create grey winter sky backdrops and then using black felt tips or v. thin brushes with black paint to add bare trees is very effective - lots of stark branches and all that.
    White trees on a blue background also works well, with a bit of snow thrown in.
    You could also try to make dioramas using shoe boxes of a winter scene - these can look really good in a display.
    That's all I can think of!
  3. fulloffun

    fulloffun New commenter

    We have decorated our school hall 4 boards =4 classes on themes in the past that would survive the first couple of weeks back after Christmas.We decorate for the first weekend in December (Christmas Fayre) also bearing in mind we break up on the 16th you do want some time to enjoy the hard work.
    Birds in winter ,each class choosing eg robins,owls doves,assortment on a bird table....
    British wildlife in winter eg deer,squirrels,assortment of creatures
    Light,fire,stars,candle,street light (victorian lamplight in olde worlde shop and old fashioned lamps.)
    stars,painted,sewn,art strawed,measured out geometrical....
    winter trees,fir,willow,oak,holly bushes
    The teachers use all sorts of methods to create the media for the displays.
  4. Mix white paint and glitter and on black paper make snowflakes - can be cut out and dangled or left on big sheets as backing.

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