It takes a village…

This week I was in daughter #1’s class for art. She attends a holistic school with blended classrooms (more than one grade in each class) so projects have to appeal to a range of ages. This can be kind of tricky!

Her class has been studying architecture – so I thought it would be fun to discuss the exterior materials for a house. We brainstormed roofing and siding materials (shingles, board and batten, stone) and applied our favourites to these beautiful little houses. The houses came from my friend Pete who builds real post and beam houses, furniture et all. They were almost too pretty to decorate.

First, the sketched their ideas onto the houses with pencil.

Next, they added permanent marker and oil pastel. Water resistant materials were important here since we planned to use paint and didn’t want our lines to smudge.

Lastly, watercolour paint was added. Some also added paper details : chimney, shutters.

The result was a beautiful little village. So cute.

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