We read the book: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
Little Gopher wants to be like the other children in his tribe who were always riding, running or shooting their arrows.
With the help of a Dream-Vision, he realized that his gift was for painting and creating.
He created a beautiful sunset for his people, who they no longer called him Little Gopher, but He-Who-Brought-the Sunset-to-the-Earth.
The author and illustrator Tomie dePaola
We discussed how different brushes create a variety of brushstrokes
Students used the brush of their choice to create their sunsets
We mixed white with different colors in order to create interesting tints.
Using brushes in a circular motion to create interesting brushstrokes
Experimenting with different brushes for variety in brushstrokes