Melisa Christensen

Fruits and Vitamins

In this 50 minute project, the juiciest seasonal fruit-cantelope, watermelon and lemons- became the subject for our art. As I sliced up the fruit, students talked about colors, smells and vitamins. We began with a painting warm-up: try and mix as many colors as you can find in the fruit. These color charts served very help in our final paintings; students confidently mixed colors and represented their fruit with their own artistic style. I limited the colors in their palate this time around. I think this helped them succeed.