Friday, October 10, 2008

Remember the Alamo

The boys studied the 1830's and 1840's this six weeks. Bruster chose to create a model of the Alamo for his art project. We started with a tri-fold project board with ghost lines. I bought ours at WalMart. We looked at pictures of the Alamo online to decide how to trace the outline of the model onto the board.

Then, I used a razor knife to cut out the model.

Bruster applied a base coat of paint. He used a roller brush to apply a thin coat of light beige. Then, he used larger brushes to wisp in brown, light grey, and white. He then used the roller to smooth in the layers of color. As he painted, we discussed the people and events of the Alamo, a review of his studies.

After the paint dried, he used an ultra-thin brush to paint in details with black paint. Here he is peaking through the door. He was excited to be the Boy in the Alamo, his favorite read this six weeks.

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