Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Painting Ceramic Bowls in the After School Program - Part 2

Today we had several middle school students start their bowl painting project.
The first step was to apply a base coat of acrylic paint. Dabbing worked better than rubbing or wiping the paint with the sponge and we were told that should prolong the useful life of the sponges.Then each student will paint their own design on the prepped surface in the following art session.
While the students started work on their bowls, I used some Caran D'Ache Neocolor I wax pastels to color the dragon pattern on the sample bowl.
Even opened this metallic set I had in storage forever to apply some decorations on the terracotta side of the bowl.
Pretty happy with the finished sample. The Neocolor I crayons wax-based pigment readily adhered to the base coated surface of the bowl. If your kids have grown bored with the performance of average crayons, it might be time to introduce them to the Neocolor wax crayon sets. Their strength and high pigment load make them a great choice for coloring on paper and even ceramics as shown above.The following day, a few students took their 30 minutes art period to continue work on their bowls.Using a Sharpie to draw her coloring outline on the pre-painted bowl.Painting some decorative patterns.Finished applying golden crayon to the flame design and front paw.

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