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Painting Without Paint! Create a Watercolor Galaxy Monoprint (Ages 11-14)

In this class, students will learn to create a very quick watercolor background monotype of a galaxy that looks like it took a long time to paint and finish it off with a splattering of stars and a silhouette drawing of trees.
Shannon McCrady
36 total reviews for this teacher
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Students will learn to make a watercolor marker monotype with basic supplies. They will be able to use this art work to create wonderful backgrounds that can be finished with silhouettes and become the front of a greeting card or a framed piece of Art in itself. The learner should be able to complete one finished piece by the end of class and have more pieces to complete after class, if desired.
I am passionate about teaching Art! I am currently a middle school Art teacher but have also taught elementary Art as well. The ages I prefer teaching are from K-8 because I have experience teaching all of those ages including all levels of Special Education students. I have been a middle school (6-8th grade) Art and New Mexico History teacher for the past 7 years. I have also taught summer elementary (K-5) art classes for the past 2 summers and would have again this year but it was cancelled.
   Prior to teaching, I was a stay at home mother for 10 years to raise my 3 sons. During that time, I homeschooled my oldest son. Before I was a stay at home mother, I was an elementary teacher for 5 years. I taught 3-5th grade.
  I graduated from The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. I currently have a valid Level 3 - Instructional Leader K-8 Elementary teaching license with the State of New Mexico. I am endorsed in Visual Arts and highly qualified in History and Language Arts. I achieved my National Board Certification for Teachers in Early and Middle Childhood Art in 2015. In the Fall of 2019, I became a National Geographic Certified Educator.
The homework is for them to teach this lesson to someone in their family and use some of the fancy vocabulary words they will be learning! (optional)
In order to be ready to go - please make sure that the student gathers all materials that will be needed. PLEASE CREATE A WORK SPACE WITH NEWSPAPER OR A FLATTENED PAPER BAG & SET-UP MATERIALS BEFORE CLASS MATERIALS NEEDED: Watercolor paper - Cut it into quarters Washable markers (any that aren't permanent)- At least 4 colors Plastic baggie- should be about the same size as the paper Cup of water & paintbrush (or Q-tip) or fingers Sharpie Marker (or other permanent black marker) Paper towel (for clean up) White acrylic paint (a tiny little drop) Old toothbrush or a very stiff paintbrush
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This is an Art class so there is no formal assessment. The finished product will be able to show if the learning goals were met, attempted or not completed. Because it is Art, remember practice is the most valuable way to improve and sometimes making a mistake is the best teacher of all.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents: please make sure students have all of the supplies needed before class begins. Thank you!


Shannon McCrady
36 total reviews
38 completed classes

About Me

    Hi! My name is Shannon and I love, love, love to teach Art! I believe ALL children are artists regardless of their abilities! The only way to get good at something is to practice, right? I have taught all types of learners and believe in an... 
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