Watercolor for Beginners Episode 3: Cacti
In this one time class we focus on mixing colors to get many shades of green while creating a nice desert scape!
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We will start off with a short slide show on various types of cacti and observe the variations in color and texture. Then using only the colors blue, yellow, black, and white, we will create a painting of some common cacti. We will experiment with color mixing, changing value, and hue.
Students will expand their knowledge of watercolor technique, learn the terms value and hue, and apply their new knowledge to a simple painting.
I am a self-taught artist and I love exploring new mediums. For the past year I have been on a "watercolor journey," and have really had a joyous time. I'm ready to share what I've learned and the joy of creating with as many people as possible! There's no better place to start than with children. I'm a certified teacher in Texas with over 30 years of experience. My focus in education has been in math and science, and now I'm branching out!
Some students may not finish during the allotted time. That's okay! They can continue to experiment and play with the paints afterwards.
2 pieces of watercolor paper (I use Canson XL.) Round brushes: a #2 and a #6 are perfect. I also recommend a round 0 as well. Those little plastic brushes that come with "kid" paints like Crayola are not the best. If that's all you have, try trimming the end to make a point. ;) Watercolors: blue, yellow, black. I also recommend bleed-proof white or a white gel pen for the needles. A palette for mixing colors 2 containers of water (one for cleaning the brush and one for getting clean water) paper towels hair dryer (optional)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
You MUST have watercolor paper. Plain copy paper and construction paper do not give satisfactory results.
Cindy McAllisterProfessional Educator and Cognitive Specialist
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Greetings! Thanks for checking out my profile. I am a certified teacher in Texas and have over 30 years of experience in education. I am taking a break from the classroom and trying to make it as an educational consultant. It's tough out here on...