Idea submitted by Jill McDougall
of Hackham West Primary School, Adelaide.
Jill writes: "Using A3 cartridge paper, have children create a sunset effect over the
whole page by washing with bands of yellows, oranges, reds and purples.
Blend the bands of colour where they meet with extra water. (The wash is
created by heavily diluting the paint and thick paintbrushes will be
needed). The children decide on an outdoor theme such as a cityscape, a
beach or camping in the bush and draw appropriate outlines on black
paper. These outlines are cut out and glued onto the sunset background
(when dry). A better effect is created if the features chosen have
distinct shapes and if sections are cut out of the various features e.g.
windows cut out of buildings and cars and slivers cut between branches
of trees (a stanley knife comes in handy). Even the most artistically
challenged student will produce a visually stunning piece of work.