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Bold Watercolor and Glue Painting

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore blending colors and combining watercolor techniques as they create their own watercolor and glue painting. Students will brainstorm, sketch, and reflect on their work.

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Lesson Objectives

Make independent aesthetic decisions regarding imagery and techniques.

Demonstrate craftsmanship in use and care of watercolor materials.

Reflect on their progress using Exploring Watercolor: Exit Slips.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Demonstrate how to divide a basic image into sections and outline it neatly with glue.
  • Demonstrate basic watercolor techniques.
  • Review expectations for material usage and clean-up.
  • Provide feedback and support while students explore techniques.

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National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.5a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Sketch paper
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Cup of water
  • 9” x 12” watercolor paper
  • Pencil with eraser
  • White bottled glue
  • Black acrylic paint (to mix into glue)

National Standards


Create

Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.

VA:Cr2.1.3a

Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.

VA:Cr2.2.5a

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Steps

Brainstorm and sketch

Brainstorm and sketch simple, recognizable images that can be divided into smaller sections.

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Instructional Materials

Anchor Chart

Basic Watercolor Techniques

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Choosing the Best Watercolor Paper

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Basic Drawing Vocabulary

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Basic Painting Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Evaluating a Work of Art

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Formative

Exit Slip 3 2 1

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Critique

Watercolor Painting Critique Guide

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