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Re: Water and the Arts

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Teresa Tipton (
Fri, 4 Apr 1997 11:05:45 -0800 (PST)

Try exploring wet on wet techniques to create backgrounds over which you
can overlay things that live in water. I have been using watercolor
crayons, watercolor pencils, and watercolors with this age and they love
the magic of seeing how the water turns their lines into watercolor. I
have also used drawing with these media on mylar, cutting out types of
fish, plants, invertebrates, and macroinvertebrates to make underwater
collages; the mylar lets them see the background underneath and sequeys
into overlapping shapes; foreground, background, middleground, horizon
lines, etc.

You can find lots of examples of water in works of art and use the style
of the painting to create works i.e. pointalism, "van gogh lines," Turner
water, etc.

On Fri, 4 Apr 1997, Donna Morelle wrote:

> Dear Colleagues and Friends,
> I am a principal working in a K-3 elementary school in Barrington, Rhode
> Island; currently I am facilitating a multiage enrichment cluster with a
> group of 7 highly motivated first through third grade students interested in
> studying "Water and the Arts." We meet once a week for approximately two
> and one half hours. At this early stage (Week One) we are considering the
> study of specific kinds of art techniques that apply water with or to
> another medium. Help!!! Ideas welcomed!!! I would also be interested in
> feedback on how to connect these projects to artists who have used these
> techniques.
> Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts and ideas!!!
> Donna A. Morelle, Ed.D.
> Principal
> Sowams School
> 364 Sowams Road
> Barrington, Rhode Island 02806
> Phone: 401-247-3180
> Fax: 401-245-5003
> email: morelled