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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wild about Romero Britto, by artists in Grades 5 & 6

I saw this project over at We Heart Art, http://ourartlately.blogspot.com/2012/10/britto-pumpkins.html and knew I just had to try it for myself.  The students have been working for two weeks on these colorful paintings so I thought I'd share some of the results thus far.  We've been doing a lot of color mixing and I'm happy to say the students really seem confident in their new found ability to understand color theory.  In particular mixing complementary colors.  We spoke about using flat color onto which we would later add pattern.  The addition of the black outlining is really stunning.  
I hope you too will be as wild about Romero as we are!


  1. Wonderful stuff, who doesn't like Romero Britto! Great work :)

  2. Janis, these are fabulous! My favorite is the corn cob (and the candy corn too). Somehow I never taught Britto, but I know the kids would have loved his work.

    While I'm here - will you be at NYSATA this year? I am going, because i'm now region rep for the board of trustees. I'm teaching 3 workshops (must be crazy!).

    1. Thank you Phyl! I don't think you should have retired until you introduced your students to Britto:)


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