This is an in-depth look at how to use watercolors. Through this lesson students learn various watercolor techniques and how to apply them to painting a landscape. Not only will students learn an important art making technique, but they will also be encouraged to do it in a personal way by selecting an image of a landscape they have a personal connection to.
This project can be simplified for middle school age students or taught to high school students.
See the presentation I use introduce the project to my students. The PowerPoint includes an artist exemplar, project info, basic watercolor techniques, landscape painting techniques, project info, and grading info. In addition to the PowerPoint, this also includes an in-depth lesson plan, complete with supplies, resources, implementation, a rubric, homework/sketchbook assignment, check list, critique sheet, and national standards, as well as a poster of watercolor techniques and a poster of landscape painting techniques.
I include PowerPoint, Word docx, and PDFs of all my resources in one convenient zip file.
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