How to Paint: Grand Canyon Scene
Learners will follow along as we paint a landscape together!
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In this class, learners will use watercolors to paint a landscape picture of the Grand Canyon. Photo reference is provided and permission to use photo is already obtained when applicable. I will teach the basics of using watercolor, and how to apply these skills to a painting. Learners will follow along with the demo as we paint the image of the Grand Canyon shown on the cover image of the class. They can follow me as exactly as possible OR they can make changes as they go and use artistic...
Students will learn how to use watercolor and how to improve on the skills they already know. Learning to paint is a process that takes time, and students are expected to show effort and progress, not perfection. Students will learn to exercise creative license and make the reference work for the painting they are doing. Lastly, our main goal as a class is to have fun!
For this class, students will finish the painting they started during class and post it to the classroom discussion. This encourages learners to finish their paintings and paint on their own. Students will then post two comments total on other students work and say what they like about their painting. If they have constructive feedback they can give that as well, but our goal is to uplift each other.
Each learner should have the following materials: #2 pencil: This will be used to do the drawing before we start painting. Softer pencils tend to dissolve in water so make sure its a #2 or harder (#2 is your standard yellow pencil) Watercolor paints: any brand is fine, use what price range works for you Non-absorbent mixing tray: can use the lid to the paints, paper plate (only the kind that doesn't absorb water), foam plate, any plastic or metal plates or lids you don't mind getting paint on. Paint brushes: you can get really cheap ones at grocery stores (in craft section) or craft stores. Look for synthetic brushes or brushes labeled for use with watercolor. Two water cups: one cup will be used for clean water to activate the paint, the other is to clean the brush in between colors Paper towels: to wipe your brush on after cleaning Paper: I suggest watercolor paper, however they can get by with any paper. Just keep in mind the thinner the paper, the more it will wrinkle. Watercolor paper can be bought bound in a notebook found in the craft section of grocery stores (by the sketchbooks) or in the paint section of craft stores. Optional materials: Some sort of board to tape their paper to while they are working: This is not necessary but will help keep their paper flatter as it gets wet and will leave a nice white border around the painting. I use a foam core board that I cut to the desired size and taped over with packing tape to waterproof. The board can be helpful because certain painting techniques can be easier if your paper is tilted, which is hard to do on a flat table. If you choose not to use this, you can just keep the paper in the notebook for ease of painting. Painters tape: this is necessary if you decide to use the painting board. Painters tape works best because it usually will not rip your paper when you remove it.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no written grade for this class. Students will get assessed based on completion of the homework and also be given feedback on their homework. This feedback will include what things I like about their painting, and what I would like to see more of. They can also choose to read the comments from other students.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Ms. MeganGetting kids excited about Art!
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2 completed classes
Hello! My name is Megan Miller. You can call me Ms. Megan. I am passionate about art and want to share that with learners so they can find their own passions. I teach art classes ranging in topics and am open to suggestions! Some of my classes...