- Crayola Watercolour Paints - 8 Count
- Crayola Paint Brushes - 4 Count
- Crayola Tempera Paint - 6 Count
- Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
- Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
- Crayola Glue Sticks
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm
- Masking Tape
- Plastic Placemats - 1 per student
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Table Salt
- Work with your paper in the horizontal (landscape) position.
- Make 4 thumbnail sketches
- Draw the rule of thirds grid inside each rectangle before beginning your sketch.
- Make sure your dominant element is located within one of the 4 intersecting points on the grid.
- Think about how you will be holding your flag and what symbols you can use to represent your dreams.
- Work with a partner.
- Strike the pose you want to use in your poster.
- Have your partner take the picture with a device.
- Convert the picture to black and white.
- Print the picture in the size you plan to use in your composition.
- Tape a piece of watercolour paper to a plastic mat.
- Use one long strip of painter's tape for each side.
- The tape will leave a white border around the finished painting when you remove it.
- Moisten the watercolour paints by dropping a brush load of water on each colour.
- Fill the paper with colour.
- Make sure the paint is still wet.
- Sprinkle salt over the wet paint.
- Set the painting aside to dry.
- Cut out your picture.
- Start finding and cutting out letters to spell Canada 150.
- When the painting is dry, rub off all the salt.
- Start playing with your composition.
- Cut out more letters if the ones you chose are not working.
- Use other mediums to add details.
- Do not glue anything down until you have everything worked out.
- When you are happy with the composition carefully glue everything down.
- Draw details after you have glued everything in place.
- When you are completely finished gently remove the tape.
- Look at your poster with fresh eyes.
- What does it say about how you feel about Canada?
- What does say about your dreams?
- What else does it tell us?
- What do you see that makes you say that?