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Watercolor extension activity

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Fri, 23 Apr 1999 09:42:50 EDT

I am observing a two-sixth grade art classes for my art ed
certification. At the end of my observation, my cooperating teacher would
like me to teach a lesson. However, the lesson can only last one class period
(45 minutes) and has to be an extension activity to the lesson they would
have just finished, which is painting large flowers in watercolor in response
to Georgia O'Keef's paintings and a poem about gardening.
My cooperating teacher would like the activity to recap and reinforce
some of the watercolor techniques they learned, such as wet in wet, blotting
etc. I am having trouble thinking of an activity that is only 45 minutes long
and has some excitement in it.
One idea I had was to cut up pieces of paper into 4x4" squares, and
let the students do various watercolor techniques on the different pieces of
paper, after I recap the different techniques in a demonstration and than cut
the squares up and create a small collage. But I am afraid that the students
are going to feel tired of watercolor and won't be responsive to this
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Montclair, NJ

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