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The Hesitation Waltz

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Grades: 4 – 6+

Medium: Cake Watercolor, Chalk Pastel, Colored Pencil, Crayon, Oil Pastel, Watercolor Pencil

Are these apples at a masquerade ball, waiting to dance, or are they just a couple of apples on a beach wearing masks? Create your own story behind the masks, inspired by Magritte’s The Hesitation Waltz (1950).

Art Techniques:

local color, blend, shadow, cast shadow, core shadow

Art Standards:

4th Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.7, 2.8

5th Grade: 1.2, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7

6th Grade: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

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