Hi Everyone-attached is an "exploration" lesson I do with watercolor techniques. I have the kids choose an idea or theme, then execute it the twelve ways given. It becomes a bit quilt-like and gives the kids an opportunity to see how various techniques can affect the same subject. Later I assign them a landscape using at least 5 of the techniques. We also do some mixed media work with colored pencils and some tissue paper, watercolor collage.
The attachment is from Microsoft Works and is below. If it doesn't come through, please let me know and I will re-send. Linda in NC
From: Randy Menninghaus [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 6:50 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: sometimes we re invent the wheel
Judy has been ear marking several lessons. They are deja vu's. I used to
do the parody of a famous art work ten years ago. Then our middle school
teacher included it so I stopped doing it at HS level. It is not being
done at the middle school level any more,so I could re-include it. I
do,however, think having first year students paint faces and figures can be
stressful,if they have not been prepared. Presently, figure drawing comes
after the painting quarter. So I believe I may insert the parody at the
second year level next year. Currently in Art two, they design and create
a " court " card . This has been (in the part) in colored pencil requiring
them to be a J Q K ,/ make a two ended card/ become some thing fantastic /
Some choose fictional characters/ some choose countries or time periods.
They keep the feeling of the playing card, design wise... This unit could
easily become a painting problem.
After doing explorations with water color ( again I teach high school)
what do you all do to provide problems that allow them to explore and
control water color? I have the boxes, I have inexpensive w c paper. We do
tape paper down to keep it flat. Randy, in Snowy Maine
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