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Re:[teacherartexchange] watercolor flower paintings


From: marcia (marciadotcom_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 16 2005 - 15:25:12 PDT

I did this with my junior high 6th grade class, and I have pictures on my website:

> Carolyn!
> I am currently teaching a Watercolor II class at our hs. I would love
> to see any pictures you might have of the results of this lesson!!
> BFelsecker
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> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 11:10 AM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Last art lessons for year
> > This year will soon be over and I think I've gone into "brain
> guess since I know I'm retiring.
> >
> > The last lesson I've just finished with my HS students was a huge
> 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
> 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
> than that in the watercolor trays...and was much easier for them to
> 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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