Watercolor Oak Trees 

For this project, students gathered on the grass around our school's iconic oak tree to paint in the open air, just as the master artists do. This tree has become a source of joy and gathering over the years, so painting it seemed like a must. Little did we know that within a few weeks of completing this assignment, this site would be designated a construction zone! Students would no longer be able to enter this space for the remainder of the school year. As a result, students unknowingly recorded a special moment in time. They learned a lesson that enviably all nature artists realize: nothing stays the same. 

In order to complete this project, students had to learn how to mix colors, practice brush control, and observe the natural forms that a tree makes. 

Scroll down to view slideshows of the final product, the process and candids. 

Emma LaRocca Grade 6
Emma LaRocca Grade 6

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Ella Garcia Grade 6
Ella Garcia Grade 6

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Ana Albernoz Grade 6
Ana Albernoz Grade 6

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Emma LaRocca Grade 6
Emma LaRocca Grade 6

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The Final Product

The Process

Nicolas Saladrigas Grade 6
Nicolas Saladrigas Grade 6

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Elizabeth Braceras Grade 6
Elizabeth Braceras Grade 6

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Marcos Fontaine Grade 6
Marcos Fontaine Grade 6

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Nicolas Saladrigas Grade 6
Nicolas Saladrigas Grade 6

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Marcos Fontaine Grade 6
Marcos Fontaine Grade 6

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Ella Garcia Grade 6
Ella Garcia Grade 6

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Sixth graders showcasing our new construction.
Sixth graders showcasing our new construction.

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Marcos Fontaine Grade 6
Marcos Fontaine Grade 6

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Candids