Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Week 5: Fall leaves watercolor
We've been doing a lot of drawing and line work this Fall, but I wanted to add in some painting-this time watercolor.
For this assignment, I had the kids view various leaf shapes and try to understand their symetry and layout. Then we drew a leaf shape (it could be very realistic or more whymsical) on a piece of white watercolor paper with a light crayon. The idea of wax resist was also part of this lesson.
Next they use watercolor in various ways to get color. Blotches, stripes, wet-on-wet, and spatter were all used.
The kids did seem to really get ino the painting part!