Then, I had the students pick three or four colors that they thought best matched Beethoven's 5th Symphony. They 'scribbled' the colors all over their paper and then I sprayed water on top of their paper so all of the colors would bleed together. This was the background for our paintings.
Next I gave the students a tray of tempera paint and gave them some specific things to paint. First, I told them to paint a wavy line, then a square, three circles, two straight lines, etc. I think they are fabulous and we had lots of fun creating these musical paintings :)
|Our "marker paintings" drying on the floor|
a finished painting with the details added on top