First Day of Classes at Samuel’s Recreation Center!

On the first day of classes at Samuels Recreation Center on Wednesday, we made rainbow perspective gardens under a sunset. First, the kids were instructed to draw a horizon line and vanishing point in the middle of the paper. I explained how objects appear smaller as they go further in the distance. They then drew lines coming from the vanishing point to the bottom of the page that represented parallel lines going into the background. After they had the layout drawn on their paper, I had them pick tissue paper colors, crumple them up, and cut them into smaller pieces. They then glued the colored tissue paper as ‘flowers’ into each triangle. The kids still need to add clouds and/or birds to the sky for the final additions. They learned about perspective by seeing how the flowers became smaller as they went back into the distance, and they also learned how different colors complement each other.

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