|This student has lots of lovely details in her picture!|
Well, I'm happy to say, it did! The first week, I showed the students some examples of paintings with and without perspective in them. Then, I walked the students through a guided drawing exercise using Natalie's step-by-step instructions so I didn't miss anything.
The second week, the children finished their pencil drawings (most of them were still drawing windows on buildings) and added details for interest. Then they used Sharpies to ink their drawings. When done, they used erasers to remove their guide lines. I gave a demo on using watercolors properly. Rules I shared were:
- proper brush technique
- no splashing the water
- dabbing brushes dry on paper towels
- no scrubbing the brush
- how to create areas of color by using gradual washes of color, etc...
|Love the bridge and the car in this one!|
|Even the youngest students in my classes really got into this project!|