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[teacherartexchange] Last art lessons for year


Date: Fri May 13 2005 - 09:10:26 PDT

This year will soon be over and I think I've gone into "brain freeze"...I guess since I know I'm retiring.

The last lesson I've just finished with my HS students was a huge success. For the next lessons, I want to do something that's NEW not only for them, but for me too!

Let's share some ideas for great lessons to finish the year...please! I need some inspiration for these last 7 days of classes.

Here's my lesson...

The lesson I just finished is one where they drew large flowers on watercolor paper using glue...without any preliminary drawing.

They used "liquid watercolors" that come in bottles. First time I've used this. I put it out in small cups with lids with just a tiny amount in each cup...and when we added more to the cups, they only added a small amount.

They wet each section of paper first and then dropped in the colors letting them run and bleed together.

After the watercolor dried, they outlined in really fine ink pens.

This worked great...and they said the liquid watercolor was by FAR better than that in the watercolor trays...and was much easier for them to control. Also, they didn't waste as much. This has ended up being their favorite lesson.

The liquid watercolor we used is SAX True Color Concentrated Liquid Watercolor that comes in a set of 8 colors. I highly recommend it.

Carolyn Roberts

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