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South Bay Hands on Art

Lesson by Sandi Arthur
Grades 2-12

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Video Lesson Steps
(Optional handouts here

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Watch and learn the history of Umbrellas

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Watch and create your own umbrella scene.

Bonus Video:
Pattern Demo

Optional - watch to see lots of pattern ideas!   

Suggested Supplies

Basic Supplies:  paper, pencil, eraser, black writing tool, something to color with (crayons, colored pencils or markers), handouts*  (*optional)

Upgraded Supplies:  Use watercolor paper, ultra-thin sharpie, watercolor pencils, flat brush, water cups, paper towel.  Optional Pearl Metallic paint.

Optional Extensions 

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Video:  Singing in the Rain (Gene Kelly) 

Enjoy someone celebrating in the rain!  A movie scene classic.  Enjoy the music while you color your umbrella or watch and enjoy the dancing too.  Note... toward the end he ends up at an art school.  Coincidence?

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Video:  How to make a paper umbrella that opens and closes 

Watch this person create a paper umbrella that opens and closes!  If you are daring, you can try at home! 

Project Description

Spring showers bring a great opportunity to learn two special ways to use watercolor pencils and try our hand at pattern making. This project lets kids really use their imagination. There are so many ways to do it and so many extra details they can add!   There is also an "1  Minute History of Umbrellas" in the optional extension area that is fun to share before the project.

*Supply Note - you can substitute the watercolor pencils with whatever you have (crayons, colored pencils, markers).  Stop the video after the drawing steps and color as you wish.

Special thanks to: 

Sandi Arthur  for sharing this project! 

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