We have endured a hard winter here in southeast Pennsylvania. Spring is officially here, but Mother Nature seems to have forgotten! Snow and ice still lingers in the shady corners of our yards, and it's COLD outside! But my students are thinking of Spring, drawing and painting tulips!
I brought pretty yellow and pink silk tulips to the classroom for my students to draw, and placed them in blue bottles. Some of the students used colored pencils and chalk pastel to create these beauties:
The younger students, grades pre-K to 3, drew outdoor tulips. Sunshine, bees, ladybugs, blue skies, and butterflies add to the charm of their colorful paintings. They used crayons, markers, and watercolor to make their beautiful tulip scenes.
Jacob Marrel Tulips
I showed my older students pictures of unusual tulip paintings made by an a German artist named Jacob Marrel. He painted during the Netherlands' Golden Age (the 1600s).
What a perfect description!