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Watercolor Drawing & Biology: Learn About Animals & Drawing

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Teacher Amanda Bestor
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(44)
Did you know a sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes underwater? In this class, students will learn to draw 18 animals as I share amazing facts and adaptations, as well as tips and tools for using Watercolor paints and pencils.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 7
Beginner - Intermediate Level
18 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Giraffes
- Pencil shading and drawing animals by shape. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of giraffes.
Lesson 2
Foxes
- Pencil shading and drawing animals by shape. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of foxes.
Lesson 3
Lions
- Pencil shading and drawing animals by shape. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of lions.
 Week 2
Lesson 4
Owls
- Working on eye shape and ears. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of owls.
Lesson 5
Sloth
- Working on eye shape and ears. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of sloths.
Lesson 6
Deer
- Working on eye shape and ears. - Adaptations of Predators and prey, as well as specialty adaptations of deer.
 Week 3
Lesson 7
Iguanas
- Working on legs and limbs to make them realistic. - Adaptations of cold-blooded animals and specialty adaptations of iguanas.
Lesson 8
Geckos
- Working on legs and limbs to make them realistic. - Adaptations of cold-blooded animals and specialty adaptations of geckos.
Lesson 9
Bearded Dragons
- Working on legs and limbs to make them realistic. - Adaptations of cold-blooded animals and specialty adaptations of bearded dragons.
 Week 4
Lesson 10
Polar Bears
- Working on fun, fins, and antlers. - Adapting to cold habitats and special adaptations of polar bears.
Lesson 11
Penguins
- Working on fun, fins, and antlers. - Adapting to cold habitats and special adaptations of penguins.
Lesson 12
Caribou
- Working on fun, fins, and antlers. - Adapting to cold habitats and special adaptations of caribou.
 Week 5
Lesson 13
Hammerhead Sharks
- Working on fins and teeth! - Adaptations of water predators and sharks as well as specialty adaptations of Hammerhead sharks.
Lesson 14
Alligators
- Working on fins and teeth! - Adaptations of water predators and sharks as well as specialty adaptations of alligators.
Lesson 15
Whale Sharks
- Working on fins and teeth! - Adaptations of water predators and sharks as well as specialty adaptations of Whale sharks.
 Week 6
Lesson 16
Praying mantis
- Working on insect legs and wings to make them realistic. - Adaptations of insects and special adaptations of the praying mantis.
Lesson 17
Butterflies
- Working on insect legs and wings to make them realistic. - Adaptations of insects and special adaptations of butterflies.
Lesson 18
Beetles
- Working on insect legs and wings to make them realistic. - Adaptations of insects and special adaptations of beetles.
This course is designed for students who like to learn about animals and drawing and painting.
Some skills that I will be teaching:
- Watercolor techniques, like wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on wet, and dry on dry.
- Shading and blending.
- Using shapes to help create certain body parts. 
- Animal adaptations by biome
- Drawing confidence and a relaxing atmosphere.
- Pencil sketching
- Adding detail to make fur, fins, and eyes realistic
I am an experienced classroom teacher, after-school program teacher, and summer camp director. I worked and interned at three different zoos, and I teach drawing classes for students at my local school.
This class is designed to give ideas of how a student could modify a class to add their own creativity and showcase their own interest and direction.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Watercolor pencils Micron pen Pencils and a sharpener Graphite pencils A blender stump for shading. Mixed media or watercolor paper Any other drawing tools you enjoy already.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will have access to a class Padlet where they can see images of and like the work of others. The Padlet works like a giant bulletin board where students can see their peer's work and post photos of what they draw or paint. When parents enroll in the class, they will get a QR code and a video on how to post on Padlet. Padlet is free to join. 

I will also use Google slides to show reference images to look at in my videos. 

My videos are posted on a YouTube video link to compress the size for uploading. The link takes the student directly to the video. Video lessons will be 25-40 minutes long each week.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(44)
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As an educator, I think I have one of the greatest jobs in the world! I love the Outschool platform and how I can teach students all over the world. My classes... 
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$18

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18 pre-recorded lessons
6 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

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