Sunday, January 19, 2014

Watercolor and Ink ~ Recipe Cards

As an Art Teacher, I must try out lessons prior to giving them to my students.  I learn where they may struggle and how to best articulate instructions for the process once I have gone through it myself.  This is one of my favorite new lessons!   The combination of observational drawing, designing an interesting composition/layout and personal ideas creates a unique opportunity for artistic expression.  I was inspired my the art form from Japan known as Etegami.  

In my 3rd and 4th grade classes this term, we are exploring ideas in our own sketchbooks that the students make themselves.   Students will design,  experiment and explore materials and techniques in their sketchbooks prior to creating a larger scale piece of art.