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SELF-PACED ART COURSE: Painting in Perspective: Looking up From Below

Deborah Ewing
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,494)
In this 4-session class, students will paint TWO scenes: One looking up from the depths of the ocean, and one looking up in a forest clearing at night.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Painting the Background for Sky at Night
Using blue watercolor paint, we will create a background painting using wet-on-wet technique to create the illusion of looking up at the sky at night. Students will practice drawing trees in preparation for the next class. To flatten paintings in between classes, once completely dry, students can place them under a stack of heavy books. Students will upload their paintings before the next class session.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Painting the Landscape
teacher demo and student painting of stars in the sky, using white paint and back end of paint brush, as well as painting trees and foliage in black silhouette around entire edge of paper (all 4 sides). Paper will be set aside to dry, and then shared in the classroom before the next class session.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Painting the Background for Underwater Scene
Using blue watercolor paint, we will again use the wet-on-wet technique, and applying additional techniques, this time to create the illusion that we are underwater, looking up at the surface. Once again, we will flatten dry paintings in between classes, under a stack of heavy books to flatten them. Students will upload their paintings and give each other positive comments on their efforts. Students will select and practice drawing an ocean animal to paint next week, sharing their drawings in th
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Painting the Underwater Scene
Teacher demo and student painting of a coral reef around the edges of the paper, with additional details of ocean plants an animals, as well as main ocean animal to paint in/near the middle of the paper. This will be set aside to dry, and shared in the classroom for final comments.
As a licensed art teacher, I have developed techniques for breaking down drawing lessons into simple, easy-to-follow steps. Once we get the basics done, I give my students freedom to complete their project using their own imagination, thereby giving them the opportunity to take what I have taught them to a different, fun and creative level.
Homework Offered
Students might want to research and practice drawing images for landscape scenery and ocean life between class sessions.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Informal assessments will take place during class in the form of teacher observation and possible suggestions (as requested by students).
Grades Offered
Certificates of Completion will be offered upon parent completion of class feedback. Letter or Number grades will be offered per parent request.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,494)
Hello! I am a K-12 licensed art teacher. and professional artist. I teach all kinds of art, including drawing, painting, pottery, fibers, sculpture, art history and culture, and frequently integrate math, literacy and other subjects with my art... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $55 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 3 learners
Ages: 12-15

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