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Re: Watercolor extension activity

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Fri, 24 Apr 2099 08:41:38 -0400


Why not create a group painting using a full size sheet of watercolor.
Divide into quadrants, form teams, have each team paint a section and
connect with the others. Use fluid techniques first, dry with a couple of
hairdryers and overpaint images, perhaps on a preselected theme. Linda K.
in Iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: Robben1713 <Robben1713>
To: Artsednet.edu <Artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, April 23, 1999 10:32 AM
Subject: Watercolor extension activity

>Hi,
> 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
>activity.
>Does anyone have any suggestions?
>Thanks,
>Jessica
>Montclair, NJ
>