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Re: Watercolor pencils

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Occasm_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 14:17:11 PDT


kara,
Here's a lesson idea i adapted from A&A. I haven't tried it yet, but I will
be trying it out in the beginning of next year. I will probably use it for 8th
grade. See what you think.

I purchased a bunch of swimming pool noodles. The bright foam pool things.
I"m going to set them up in a still life that twists a bit and overlaps. Next,
students will draw them from observation using a viewfinder. Then on watercolor
paper they will shade them using values to create a 3d tube using watercolor
pencils. THen wet the color pencil work.
Final step would be to do a traditional watercolor wash in the negative
space. Kosher salt and alcohol could be used in the background for textural
effects.

If you decide to try it let me know.

mike sacco
p.j. gelinas jhs
setauket, ny

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