Ominous Autumn Landscapes (Ages 8-11)
In this watercolor and drawing class, we'll work together to create ominous and spooky landscapes to celebrate the spooky time of year. We'll make haunted houses, eerie graveyards, foreboding forests, and more.
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over 2 weeks
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per learner - per class
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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November is the time of year when the nights become darker, the cold wind blows, and the leaves fall from the trees- transforming our world into a spooky and ominous wonderland. In this class, we'll work together to design creepy mixed media landscapes using watercolor paint, pencil, and crayons. Students will work together to add different creepy elements to each project- gravestones, haunted houses, foreboding forests and more. In this class, students will be encouraged to give themselves...
Students will explore basic watercolor and drawing skills and use them to create ominous landscapes from their imaginations
I've been teaching grades K-12 for over a decade and have used this curriculum with a multitude of ages. This curriculum has been used and modified over the years so that it will set students up with the tools they need to be successful in creating their own works of art. In addition to teaching art, I am a professional painter and I use these same tools to create my art. My approach to teaching is hands-on, exploratory, and creative. I like to begin by demonstrating the basic skills, having students demonstrate the basic skills, and then allowing them to apply those skills to a creative project. I meet students where they're at and my goal is to grow their skills and their confidence so they feel empowered to tackle their own projects outside of class. Learners are encouraged to take risks, ask questions, and also to use their mistakes to create new techniques. This is a growth-oriented class, and exploration through process is the main goal. It's the journey that's important, not the destination. Students will learn lots of new techniques that they can add to their "artist toolbox." Once they have these techniques, they can use them to explore projects on their own.
Tools for this course: **I encourage you to gather these materials from around the house. You don’t need to purchase these specific items if you already have them. The sources are suggestions.** Art Box to store tools in. Cardboard box works well! ______________________ Safe, flat place to dry artwork ______________________ Table that can get messy ______________________ Salt (coarse grain or coarse grain sea salt works best, but table salt will also work) ______________________ Crayons Crayola works best (white crayon especially) ______________________ Rubbing Alcohol or alcohol-based hand sanitizer ______________________ Paper Towelsor Regular old towel for drying brushes ______________________ cotton swab, or sponge ______________________ Dish of Water ______________________ Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser ______________________ Optional: Large circle object to trace for Color wheel (about the size of the paper) ______________________ Ruler ______________________ Watercolor Set: I recommend a pan set rather than tubes. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FYG3BBV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PBVPD9C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Blick: https://www.dickblick.com/items/derwent-inktense-paint-pan-palette-set-of-24/ https://www.dickblick.com/items/derwent-inktense-paint-pan-palette-set-of-12/ https://www.dickblick.com/products/sakura-koi-watercolor-half-pans/ https://www.dickblick.com/items/faber-castell-creative-studio-half-pan-watercolor-assorted-colors-set-24/ https://www.dickblick.com/items/daler-rowney-aquafine-watercolors-sets-travel-set-set-of-24-assorted-colors-half-pan/ ___________________ Watercolor Pencil set https://www.amazon.com/L%C3%A1pices-acuarela-Staedtler-colores-14410ND36/dp/B005DDJX7K/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=watercolor+pencils&qid=1593788034&sr=8-14 https://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-watercolor-pencil-sets/ ___________________ Brushes https://www.dickblick.com/items/blick-scholastic-golden-taklon-brush-set-set-of-5/ https://www.amazon.com/BENICCI-Paint-Brush-Set-Organizing/dp/B07YYHC6RB https://www.jerrysartarama.com/mimik-watercolor-brushes-synthetic-squirrel-high-performance https://www.amazon.com/Artify-Carrying-Palette-Watercolor-Painting/dp/B07FY449MZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ZS2ON1DN5H3K&dchild=1&keywords=bennici+brushes&qid=1614347444&sprefix=womens+under%2Caps%2C277&sr=8-1 ___________________ Drawing supplies: Pencil and Eraser ___________________ Ruler ___________________ Crayons: Crayola Crayons $5.99 on Amazon ___________________ Watercolor Paper Pad: Canson (100510941) XL Series Watercolor Pad, 9" x 12", Fold-over cover, 30 Sheets $5.97 on Amazon https://www.jerrysartarama.com/canson-xl-watercolor-pads https://www.dickblick.com/products/canson-xl-watercolor-pads/ https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-400-series-watercolor-paper-pads/ ___________________ Apron ___________________
Students will participate each day in feedback show and tell time. They will present their work of art to the class, and tell what they like best and what they think they could've done better.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
*Though we love scary landscapes, we will not be creating any super scary stuff in this class. Students are encouraged to keep their landscapes fun and spooky.*
MFA, Mixed Media Painter
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
73 total reviews
48 completed classes
My passion has always been visual arts. I think that art-making and creating is part of the human experience. Creation comes in many forms, and I believe all are equally important. All students deserve to be treated as human beings capable of...