Watercolor Painting Basics

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Introduction

Introduction 0:36

Materials and Organization

Watercolor Brushes 1:07

Watercolor Paints 2:26

Miscellaneous Tools and Surfaces 4:39

Beginning Processes

Prepping Workspace 0:54

Qualities of Watercolor 4:07

Basic Techniques 12:36

Keeping Clean Up Simple 1:38

Stretching Paper 3:25

First Project Example

Introducing Exercise #1 1:31

The Painting Process 4:55

Second Project Example

Introducing Exercise #2 1:20

The Sketching Process 1:21

Beginning the Painting Process 8:31

Final Details of Exercise #2 5:59

Keeping Your Space Clean and Organized

Additional Clean Up Tips 1:04

Keeping Paints Organized 1:00

Keeping Track of Time 0:38

Conclusion

Conclusion 1:07

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Watercolor Painting Basics

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Discover how to best teach basic watercolor techniques such as washes, glazes, and wet-in-wet.

  • 2 Explore strategies for effectively managing and organizing brushes, paints, and materials.

  • 3 Immediately add depth and interest to your painting curriculum.

Get your students hooked on the mesmerizing fluidity of watercolor! In this Learning Pack, gain the confidence to introduce basic techniques and beginning processes of watercolor paint.  Discover specific tips for what materials to use, how to prep surfaces, and how to keep materials and paints organized. Finish with some simple but stunning project ideas to implement immediately in your painting curriculum.


Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
STUDIO TECHNIQUES
Media
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media

Techniques
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes


Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.

Andrea Slusarski

Andrea Slusarski

PRO Facilitator and High School Art Teacher

Andrea Slusarski is an artist, educator & midwest-transplant living and creating in Denver, CO. She hopes one day to inspire all subject areas to integrate the visual arts to boost student learning.

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Resources

https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/WatercolorBrushChart.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/AnatomyofaBrush.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/PaletteOptions-2.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/Watercolor-Color-Wheel.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/BasicWCtechniques-1.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/WackyWCtechniques.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/17.1SimpleWatercolorTechniques.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/ChoosingTheRightWatercolorPaper.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/ThumbnailBrainstorm1-1.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/TypesOfComposition-2.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/17.1NightSkyExerciseExamples.pdf
https://www.theartofed.com/content/uploads/2017/09/17.1PleinAirExerciseExample.pdf

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