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Ultimate Watercolor Techniques Lessons Packet

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Ultimate Watercolor Lesson Packet

3 Lessons in 1 Packet – Basic, Advanced & Additional Watercolor Painting Techniques! 18 Pages of Updated, Improved, and NEW Watercolor Painting Teaching Material!

This is a comprehensive packet to teach watercolor painting techniques to children or adults. Broken into three lessons, each lesson includes full lesson plan (Objectives, materials, delivery, and evaluation) and Worksheet . The Advanced Watercolor Painting lesson also includes a student packet. Lessons have been improved and includes example photos! There is also a NEW lesson on additional painting techniques. I use these in my classroom with 5th-High School art and the lessons are very effective!

The Ultimate Watercolor Packet Includes:

1.  Basic Watercolor Painting Techniques (Updated!)

    • Lesson Plan (Revised & includes sample pictures)
    • Student Worksheet
    • Techniques Covered: Watercolor Characteristics, Getting Set Up, Surfaces & Brushes, Mixing Colors/ Color Palette, Wash, Wet on Dry & Wet on Wet, Drop Color in Wet in Wet, Dry Brush, Hard Edge & Soft Edge,  Creating a 5 Point Value Scale with Tints & Shades, Graded Wash, Blending with 2 colors, Painting Sphere to give 3D illusion

2. Advanced Watercolor Painting Techniques (Updated!)

    • Lesson Plan (Revised)
    • Student Guide
    • Student Worksheet
    • Techniques Covered: Glazing, Frisket or Masking Fluid, Salt, Alcohol, Plastic Wrap, Scraffito-Scratch BEFORE Painting /Scratch AFTER Painting, Splatter, Sponging, Blotting

 3.  Additional Watercolor Painting Techniques NEW!

    • Lesson Plan (Revised & includes sample pictures)
    • Student Worksheet
    • Techniques Covered: Lifting, Masking with Tape or Freezer Paper, Other Methods of Creating Texture: Water Blossoms, Sandpaper, Rice/Epsom Salt, Bubble Wrap/Cheese Cloth, Resist with Wax & Texture Rubbings,Feathering, Printing or Stamping

Ultimate Watercolor Painting Techniques Packet

This lesson was created by Michelle C. East (Copyright-all rights reserved), please link back to this blog if you reference any part of this lesson Create Art with ME

To Order Lessons Individually:

Basic Watercolor Techniques Lesson Plan & Worksheet

Advanced Watercolor Techniques Lesson Plan, Student Guide, and Worksheet

Additional Watercolor Techniques is only available on this packet.

Other Art Techniques Lessons & Worksheets

Acrylic Painting Techniques Lesson Plan & Techniques

Color Theory Mixing Chart Worksheet

Oil Pastel Techniques Worksheet

Dry Pastel Techniques Lesson Plan & Worksheet

 

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Advanced Watercolor Painting Techniques Lesson Plan, Student Guide and Worksheet

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Advanced Watercolor Painting Techniques Lesson Plan, Student Guide and Worksheet

Includes full lesson plan (Objectives, materials, delivery, and evaluation), Printable Student Guide and Worksheet (8 Total Pages)

Advanced Watercolor Painting Techniques Lesson Plan & Worksheet Preview

Techniques Covered in this lesson:

Glazing

Frisket or Masking Fluid

Salt

Alcohol

Plastic

Wrap

Scratch BEFORE Painting /Scratch AFTER Painting

Splatter

Sponging

Blotting

Need a comprehensive Lesson Packet for Beginning, Advanced, and Additional Watercolor Painting Techniques? Check out my Ultimate Watercolor Techniques Lessons Packet

This lesson was created by Michelle East (all rights reserved), please link back to this blog if you reference any part of this lesson Create Art with ME

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Pagoda Architecture Design & Painting Lesson

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Pagoda by Megan

IO: Students will learn that architects use geometric & free-form shapes & forms to design buildings. Students will compare & contrast different cultures architecture. They will study & create a piece of art based on Asian architecture.

Delivery:

  • What is architiecture? The designing & planning of buildings
  • What is an architect? It is someone who plans & designs buildings
  • Imhotep was the first know architect – he designed the Pharoah Zoser’s Step Pyramid.
  • Review types of shapes: free-form & geometric
  • Architects use geometric & free-form shapes to design their buildings.

Asian Architecture has several important characteristics:

  • Emphasis on Horizontal line
  • Emphasis on Symmetry –Even Balance
  • Buildings are usually made out of wood
  • The roof of a typical Chinese building is curved
  • Chinese dragon, an emblem reserved for the imperial regime, were heavily used on imperial architecture – on the roofs, on the beams and pillars, and on the doors.
  • The ancient Chinese favored the color red.

 Activity: Create a watercolor painting based on characteristics of Asian/Chinese Architecture.

Instructions:

  1. On a 12x 18 sheet of white paper, using a pencil & ruler draw a 1″ boarder around the whole page
  2. Draw a central axis line down the center of the paper for a symmetry guideline.
  3. Draw a pagoda, start with the base, then add the curved roof. Add stories repeating the base & roof form.
  4. Include a background, maybe a koi pond & trees, or mountains in the distant background.
  5. Outline it in sharpie.
  6. Paint with watercolor paints or tempera cakes (see below).
  7. For the border, paint the sides red or blue and the corners gold or silver.

In Progress Pictures…

Finished or Almost finished Pieces…

PagodaLesson (20) PagodaLesson (19) PagodaLesson (18) PagodaLesson (16) PagodaLesson (12) PagodaLesson (10) PagodaLesson (9) PagodaLesson (7) PagodaLesson (5) PagodaLesson (4) PagodaLesson (3)

If you use any part of this lesson written or photo, please link back to my blog Create Art with ME

Another Great Pagoda Lessons on the web:

http://marysartspot.blogspot.com/2012/01/fifth-grade-pagodas.html

 

 

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Foot & Hand Color Wheel Crayon Resist

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Foot color wheel

Foot color wheel

This is a fun and unique way to paint a color wheel. I have done this with upper elementary and middle school art students-they all love it!

IO: Students will identify primary, secondary & intermediate colors.  Students will review how to mix colors on the color wheel.

Delivery:

  1. Color wheel: organized into 3 main groups:

Primary colors (red, yellow, blue)

Secondary colors (green, orange, purple: made by mixing 2 primary colors together),

Intermediate colors (yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green, yellow-green: made by mixing one primary color together with one secondary color).

Activity: Foot & Hand Color Wheel (3 30 min. class periods)

  1. Trace your hands & feet 3 times in alternating patterns in a circular arrangement using a pencil. You MUST overlap the drawings.
  2.  Use oil pastels or crayons to outline the hands & feet. Starting with a foot in yellow, work your way around the color wheel using only the primary & secondary colors.
  3.  Paint the FEET primary colors & the HANDS secondary colors.
  4.  Paint the OVERLAPPING AREAS intermediate colors. EX: Yellow & green overlap to mix yellow-green.
  5.  Paint background black with India ink.

     

Materials Needed:

Crayola 16 Ct Washable Watercolors, Speedball Art Products 3378 16 oz Super Black India Ink Speedball Indi, Crayola 28ct Colored Oil Pastel Sticks, paint brushes, water cups, 12×18″ white Tag board, newspaper to put on tables

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Color Theory Mixing Chart Worksheet

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ColoreTheory Mixing Chart

Color Theory Mixing Chart- Can be used with watercolor, tempera or acrylic paints.

Color Theory Mixing Chart Worksheet
Includes:
-A Pre-labeled chart for quick print out for color theory lessons
-Mixing secondary, intermediate & color intensities
-Mixing tints, shades & colors with brown (burnt sienna shown)
-An example of a completed mixing chart
-A BLANK mixing chart to fill in your own colors

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