I reviewed warm and cool colors with my third graders and then demonstrated how to create a pulled painting. I had them work upside down when creating their painting. Pulling the cardboard strip is much easier than pushing it.
We place a thin bead of paint along the top edge of our paper making sure to include all three warm or cool colors. They then used a piece of scrap cardboard to pull the paint down their paper, stopping at different spots to make different heights of towers. I asked them to try to keep the cardboard perfectly horizontal to get flat roof tops. A little picky I know. Sorry.
We began the second class by looking at castles and talking about the different parts to them and why they were built (for protection). We used a pencil to add as much details as we could think of, then traced our drawings with black colored pencil. Thank you to Mrs. Maynard's Art Room for sharing this fun idea!