This past week the elementary art students have been finishing up their Georgia O’Keeffe Flower paintings. I was feeling inspired by all of the greenery and flowers around the studio and wanted to use this inspiration in the art project for the week.

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When the students arrived for class we learned a little bit about O’Keeffe’s life then the students went out into the yard and chose the flowers they wanted to paint and draw. The students practiced drawing their flowers with pencil, then traced their drawings with bright oil pastel colors before adding watercolor to finish them off.

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The students were extremely creative and I loved the results! We encouraged them to draw their flowers from the perspective of a bee or butterfly up close to the flower.

I hope these “May flowers” bring you joy, happy Sunday!

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