We have had a very relaxing start with our watercolour unit. Mainly because I was away for one of the sessions so had to make it student-directed.
Research and experiment with 10 different techniques.
Create a colour swatch and test colour mixing
Choose an artist’s work and see if you can figure out how they did it
ANSWER: What did I learn? What do you want to try next? The last step was to combine 4-5 of the 10 techniques in a free choice painting.
We will have 3 step-by-step workshops where the students will explore cling-wrap, salt, ink, pen, and masking fluid. The last step will be to choose their own theme inspired by:
Each heading is purposely flexible so that the students can paint what they are interested in. Each student has a Pinterest board where they are collecting their inspirations. They are also using mine: PINTEREST. They will need to follow the design cycle before submitting their final artwork.
I’ll share more next Friday.