Here are some pictures from my after school lesson with Carney-Nadeau schools on Tuesday :) Watercolor techniques lesson is always fun!
4th grade students had a wonderful day in class today. Sometimes, teachers have days when they feel "off" so to speak. Today, after 2:15pm or so, I was not feeling like myself - very light headed and nauseous. Mrs. Martin's class was SO accommodating, and thoughtful during their half an hour of art for the week. THANK YOU 4th graders!! Hopefully they didn't think I was too crazy with how weird I was acting. :)
During this class, they finished their Witch paintings (a little behind schedule... whoops! But still fun) with watercolor paint. The paint was added over the crayon, creating a wax resist in some areas. I love the results, AND a student took all of these photos! I think I want to start giving that responsibility more often to the upper elementary students.
2nd Grade artists completed this lovely sunset paintings. The process went something like this:
1. Draw a sunset design with black sharpie marker
2. Fill in the white paper with watercolor paint. Warm colors for the sky. Cool colors for the ocean.
3. Go over the dried paint with oil pastel to enhance the color.
4. Matte the final painting on blue construction paper to finalize it.
The results are fantastic, and the 2nd graders had a lot of fun completing this project!
We had our first experience with watercolor paint yesterday with 1st Grade! It went fairly well, even with a Severe Weather Drill. 1st Graders are working on Serapes. Serapes are blankets native to Mexico, and are a great intro project to teach lines to younger art students.
Lines that were taught - wavy, zig-zag, straight, looped, broken, dotted, spiral and thick/thin. The lines were drawn with crayon, and our beautiful watercolor paint was added on top of it. This process is called a resist. The results are not quite finished, but I had to post the images taken so far. Up next, we'll add a cut paper fringe to the end to work on our fine motor skills.