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Color Contrast and Texture Rubbings Iguana Watercolor Resist Painting

Color contrast texture rubbings iguana watercolor paintingColor Contrast, Texture Rubbings & Iguanas Watercolor Resist Painting

This lesson idea was based on Deep Space Sparkle’s Watercolor Iguanas (all credit for the subject matter and concept goes to Patty!).

 

FUN with TEXTURE Rubbings!

I have changed a few details to line up with my curriculum (Tactile & Visual Texture) and added another component to the lesson that is SO MUCH FUN-we do TEXTURE RUBBINGS on the iguana to simulate their skin before painting with watercolors. I LOVE TEXTURE RUBBINGS with Watercolors!!

Non Objective Texture Crayon ResistWant more texture ideasCheck out my Non-Objective Watercolor Resist Painting with Texture Rubbings Project

Objectives: Students will learn that artists use contrast to show differences between two things, to make something stand out. Students will learn that texture is an element of art that refers to how things feel or look as if they might feel if they were touched. There are two types of texture: tactile texture & visual texture. They will create visual texture through texture rubbings.

Supplies: Texture Rubbing plates, crayons, iguana reference pictures, Sax 90 lb Watercolor Paper – 12 x 18 inches – Pack of 100, 16 Pan Watercolors by Crayola, paint brushes

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  1. Color Contrast: Artists use contrast to show differences between two things, to make something stand out. When cool colors are placed next to warm colors contrast is created. (show examples)
    • Warm Colors: reds, yellows, oranges-these colors visually come towards the viewer & attract your attention first (show examples)
    • Cool Colors: blues, purples, greens- these colors visually recede from the viewer (show examples)
  2. Define texture– an element of art that refers to how things feel or look as if they might feel if they were touched.
    • Ask class to list different kinds of textures (smooth, rough, bumpy, pokey, slimy, furry, etc)
  3. There are 2 ways to experience texture: (by sight & by touch)
    • Tactile Texture-texture that is real, you can actually physically feel.
    • Visual Texture-texture that can only be seen. It is an illusion that an artist creates to represent texture & fool the viewer’s eye. A Rubbing is a way to show visual texture

Color contrast texture rubbings iguana watercolor paintingActivity: Color Contrast, Texture Rubbings and Iguanas Watercolor Painting

Project Objective: Using iguanas as a subject matter, students will create a visual texture on the iguana & tree bark through the technique of texture rubbing then paint the picture using the crayon resist/watercolor painting method.

Instructions:

1. In pencil, lightly draw iguana large on the paper. Add details such as the jungle environment: plants, flowers, trees, waterfalls, & vines.

2. Outline with sharpie.

Color contrast texture rubbings iguana watercolor painting

 

 

 

 

 

3. TEXTURE Rubbing: place scaly texture plate under the body of the iguana. Use a crayon on its SIDE with the paper wrapper OFF (suggest white, *yellow, or green), rub ONLY inside the body of the iguana. How to Peel Crayons

Color contrast texture rubbings iguana watercolor paintingColor contrast texture rubbings iguana watercolor painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Paint with watercolors.

Iguana Watercolor Texture Rubbing Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Gallery- 5th Grade

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