This Scream art project was shared from Washington Elementary School in Michigan, and it was a huge hit with my students as well.
Look at Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” painting to see how much expression can be created with lines and color.
• Drawing or multimedia paper
• Sharpie marker
• Liquid watercolor paint
1. Draw a head that takes up the bottom half of the paper. Draw a large mouth and raised features as shown so the face looks tilted up.
2. Trace all the lines with a black Sharpie marker.
3. Color heavily with crayon. The goal is to not have any blown paint sit on top of the face and clothes.
4. Use a straw to dab liquid watercolor paint around the head. Blow outward as much as possible to get thick and then thin lines.
UPDATE: I’m so happy I can give credit to the inspiration for this project – Joslyn who posted it on her blog in 2011. She has further tips and a recommended book so please check it out here: