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Middle School Art
Surrealist Glue Art: Decalcomania was a process used by the Surrealists, but it's one that's easily explored in the classroom. Elmer's Glue mixed with liquid watercolor makes the paint, which is dripped onto a clear piece of Dura-lar film. The film is then folded in half and pressed together, allowing the colors to spread and mesh. Opened up and pressed against a canvas or piece of paper, what remains is a whimsical and colorful image. Permanent markers are then used to define patterns and ...
Illuminated Manuscript Letters. Elmers glue on black paper for outline. Chalk pastels aren't as vibrant on black once you've smeared them into the corners and sides (done several before), but vibrant Prisma colored pencils will work. The cool thing is the gold paint pen to make it look like a stained glass window. Very cool!
Simple white glue prints...draw the design, trace with white glue, dry over night, and print.