Here we are with the final pictures of the 7th graders 3D letters. After we used the Elmers art paste to attach the newspaper to our base, the students painted a layer of gesso or primer.
Half way through all the students, we ran out of gesso and had to use white tempera paint. Unfortunatly, this way I will run out of white paint very quickly but the students were so happy with the way their letters were turning out I am not sure I care.
Once the gesso was dried, the students began to add designs onto their letters using tempera and acrylic paint. Some of the students drew out designs first then added color (this way took longer but looks neater) and others just added color.
The letters came out amazing in the end. This was my first time teaching this lesson and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I cant wait to see how they will turn out next year!