Firefighters Coloring Pages - Firefighter Coloring

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Use print out coloring pages and something of these crayon approaches for the following classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the image easier to paint.

They will stop edges bleeding into the other.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist yet it’s a fantastic extension of the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a smaller sheet of paper which is in regards to the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a place of the picture with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment with a bit of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image then rub these with your thumb.

This is successful the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go on the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil in the back of the photo.
The oil can make the image almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a very classroom window to make a stained glass effect.

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