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  • Watercolor Intro

    Welcome to the Watercolor Unit!

    Introductory Projects

    Project #1 - Color
    1)  Learn how your colors mix together to create a variety of interesting colors.
    2)  Learn how saturation affected watercolor pigmentation.

    Step 1.  Create a 12x12 squares measuring 3/4" each.

    Step 2.  Label the top row and left side row the colors in your palette.  In order they are gambouge, yellow, leaf green, hookers green, ultramarine, prussian blue, vermillion, carmine, burnt sienna, van dyke brown, and black.  Do you include white.  Do not fill in the top left square.

    Step 3.  Divide your chart in half with a diagonal line.

    Step 4.  Mix colors together corresponding with the chart.  One half should be highly saturation and the other side should have little saturation.

    Project #2 - Technique Chart
    1)  Learn a variety of new techniques to learn throughout the quarter.
    2)  Learn how utilize the brush to achieve a variety of textures and effects.

    Step 1.  Divide a sheet of paper into 21 square.  Label the squares as following:

    • Wet Wash
    • Graded Wash
    • Glazing
    • Wet on Wet
    • Wet Into Wet
    • Dry Brush
    • Scumbling
    • Negative Space
    • Lift and Feather Out
    • Pushing Out Pigment
    • Wipe Out (Brush/Kleenex)
    • Detail Painting
    • Masking Fluid/Tape
    • Hard and Soft Edges
    • Scratching Wet and Dry
    • Watercolor Pencil (in place of Magic Eraser)
    • Salt
    • Water Splatter/Blooms
    • Sandpaper/Watercolor Pencil
    • Sponge
    • Opaque vs. Transparent

    Step 2.  Follow links to the youtube videos and complete the chart.  Think especially about what you could use the techniques for in a large painting.

  • Abstract Painting

    Project #3 - Abstract Painting

    1)  Solidify watercolor techniques and how to use them.
    2)  Understand basic composition techniques.

    Intro to Miniature Painting Project

    Review watercolor techniques

    For this assignment you will create a LARGE composition using EVERY watercolor technique learned.  Color schemes and specific composition are your choice, but you must every single technique.  Once finished, cut a viewfinder out of scratch paper, this will help you locate strong compositions.  When the painting dries, you can then use the viewfinder to locate especially strong pieces.

    Step 1.  Create a non-objective painting using every technique we learned.

    Step 2.  Create a viewfinder out of a scratch sheet of paper.

    Step 3.  Using the viewfinder, select 10 compositions with strong composition.

    Step 4.  Label the back of the composition with all composition and watercolor techniques used.

    Step 5.  Choose your favorite and use it to create a large, finished abstract piece.

  • Arist Copycat Project

  • Acrylic Unit

    Color Wheel

    Color Matching Practice

    Color Matching Magazine

  • Master Painting

    Project #1 - Master Painting

    1)  Students will be able to analyze a famous work of art.
    2)  Students will mix colors, tints, and shades from primary colors, black, and white.

    Van Gogh Example

    Practice Color Mixing - Color Wheel

    Step 1. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to Ms. Young's Gallery on Google Art Project.  View each piece and decide which one you would like to work from for this project.

    Step 2.  Fill out Master Painting Analysis worksheet by analyzing the work of art you chose.

    Step 3.  Create a large sketch of the painting you would want to create on a sheet of paper.

    Step 4.  Transfer the large sketch onto your 9x12 canvas.

    Step 5.  Begin painting.  Begin with BACKGROUND first.  Remember to add VALUE.  You will need to mix all colors and you may need to add two or more coats.

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