Monday, October 29, 2012

Textured Watercolor Sunflowers, Teen Class

These are just wonderful! We used a watercolor underpainting, then tissue paper with 50% mod podge/water mixture and then a final watercolor. I sprayed with a matt finish to seal and bring out the colors.  Again, just wonderful!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Moon Art, ages 10-13

The students took 16 inch cardboard circles and designed a Halloween scene which included at least three elements that were 3-d, coming off the page. Then they created three additional elements to hang from the bottom.  Fun ideas!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Shadow Boxes, Dioramas, ages 7-9

Just some fun Halloween shadow boxes. The students drew their ideas on paper and then we talked about layers... background, middleground and  foreground. They made sure to have something happening in each layer. Fun stuff!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ink and Watercolor Washes, Teen Class

This is the first of the teen pen and ink over watercolor washes project to finish. I wanted the students to work on pen and ink textures and thought it would be more interesting over watercolor washes. 

and a lion scratchboard.

Pointillism Fall Trees, Ages 7- 12

The students worked on these pointillism trees for about 15 minutes of class time for a few weeks. It does get a little monotonous to do, but the results are worth it. Marker on 12 x 14 inch card stock.

Watercolor Fall Trees and Words, Ages 7 - 12

I found a similar project on pinterest from artsonia and modified it for my class. I am so happy with the way the students are using watercolor with thought as to color placement and intensity.
They used markers to repeat three of their favorite fall words as a border.

Abstract Satellite Maps ages 9-12

The students did a wonderful job doing watercolors of satellite views of their homes and neighborhoods. Are they realistic or more abstract?