Over the summer, I saw an image on Pinterest that really perked my interest.....a bike silhouette with a nice abstract background. Coincidentally, a teacher friend of mine, Hope Knight at Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists blog, also found that image and had completed some awesome bike drawings with her 5th graders, so I knew I had to give it a "go" as well. I'm glad I did! The kids loved it and it was a perfect challenge.....for all of us!
Once the drawings were complete, students used watercolors or tempera cakes to add color any way they chose in the background. The catch was to include no more than 4 colors and at least two of them had to be a complementary set.