Studio: Painting – Watercolor


There are endless possibilities with watercolor in the art room and studio; the artist can never predict exactly what the results will be when watercolor and paper meet.

This course will address your questions and more as you explore watercolor studio methods and instructional strategies. Topics will include brush selection, material management, color theory, visual journaling with watercolor, as well as basic and advanced techniques for the art room.

You will leave this class full of inspiration for direct application into your art room. Even better, you will have dedicated time to explore the medium of watercolor and advance your own practice as an artist and as a teacher.

Supplies Needed

To complete this course you will need some basic watercolor supplies, many of which you most likely already own. View the materials list for this course.

3
Graduate Credits
135
Contact Hours Total
Graduate Credits / PD Hours 3 Graduate Credits / 135 PD Hours
Price Non-Graduate Credit $597.00 / Graduate Credit $1047.00
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Dec 1 Jan 31
 
Jan 1 Feb 28
Feb 1 Mar 31
Mar 1 Apr 30
Apr 1 May 31
Only 10 days remaining to enroll in this course.
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE 032
Graduate Credit Partner

Takeaways

  • Research best practice, including basic, advanced, and color theory techniques, for watercolor painting in the classroom setting.
  • Explore ideation strategies for developing concept-based lessons and artwork.
  • Create resources and hands-on examples to use directly in the classroom.
  • Develop or extend your watercolor curriculum.
  • Push your personal practice to the next level by working in a visual journal with watercolor.
  • Create original watercolor artwork while experimenting with new techniques.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History and Process
  1. Review and research the history and science behind watercolor.
  2. Create an instructional tool to better teach watercolor techniques in your classroom.
Week 2
Basic Watercolor Techniques
  1. Learn about paper, brushes, and the properties of watercolor paints.
  2. Experiment with several basic watercolor techniques and share your progress.
Week 3
Color Theory and Color Mixing
  1. Watch rich demonstrations showcasing color theory exercises for the classroom.
  2. Create an original watercolor painting that incorporates one component of color theory.
Week 4
Experimental & Advanced Watercolors
  1. Investigate strategies to advance both you and your students' watercolor practice.
  2. Use visual journaling to document the process of creating your own finished piece.
Week 5
Instructional Strategies
  1. Investigate pedagogy to improve your instruction and lessons.
  2. Design a watercolor lesson for your classroom.
Week 6
Management and Organization
  1. Explore ways to manage the execution and clean-up of watercolor.
  2. Create instructional tools to help you organize and manage watercolor paints.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your watercolor curriculum.
Week 8
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve your watercolor curriculum.

A sample assignment from Week 2: Color Theory and Color Mixing.

1. Research


Watch a hands-on demonstration showcasing how to teach color theory and conduct color exercises with watercolor in the classroom.

2. Discussion


Briefly discuss your new learnings about color theory and watercolor. What new strategies or ideas will you share with your students? Share a brief synopsis of the methods you explored in your visual journal.

3. Creation


Create a watercolor lesson, instructional packet, poster series, video or another instructional tool to help guide students as they learn about color theory with watercolor.

Let’s Get Started

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