Fourth Graders are learning about artist Wayne Thiebaud. Wayne is best known for his delicious looking pies and pastries that he painted. His rich colors and thick application of oil paint actually looked like icing on his canvases! We all drooled while looking at his paintings and were anxious to start making some of our own. After chatting about foreshortening and viewpoint, students painted their doughnuts and added their icing. We made our backgrounds using some fun new painting techniques and texture tools.
After several weeks of most excellent behavior and stellar looking doughnuts, we ended our unit with eating some real doughnuts!