Jasper Johns inspired Letter Resist (Warm, Cool, Paint, Crayons!) – Kindergarten

Kindergarteners continue to study abstract artwork and for the last couple weeks we visited the work of Jasper Johns.  Using his alphabet work as inspiration, we created our own wax resists using the letters we continue to learn in class!

Students started with a letter and using warm colored crayons they filled the letter in.  The goal was to make sure the crayon was filling the entire space and very shiny to make sure the paint would slide off!

Then students used watered down tempera to paint over the letter.  They could choose any cool color…and not a single Kinder chose purple – that’s just crazy! They painted their entire paper (super messy but super fun), covering the letter and using a sponge, wiped the paper dry to reveal that the letter, did in fact, resist the paint! It was like magic for the kiddos!


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