Learn to create art using watercolor pencils. Students will be building skills of color theory, drawing and use of water to manipulate pigment. Watercolor pencils allow for great detail or a looser traditional watercolor painting look. Students can find their style by trying different projects and then do some projects of their own choosing.
My teaching method is mainly hands on, spending some one-on-one with each student during each class session. I will introduce what we will spend our time for that class, demonstrate and then quickly get the students working on their projects. Often more teaching is done to the group as I notice where students are struggling. I work my way around the room, helping each student individually. Since art skill is not based upon age, but ability and experience, my classes are open to grades 6-12. Students wanting high school credit should inform me prior to classes starting. I will assign homework to all students; credit seeking students must complete home work in order to receive credit. I urge my students to practice as much as they are able.
If you have a student who is interested in my classes but have maybe already had these classes or you feel they may be more advanced than the class description implies, please contact me to discuss how/if the class can be made to accommodate them. I always work with students at their skill level, even a student who has had this material can be assigned more challenging projects that are still within the general scope of the class.
Materials:Prismacolor or Derwent watercolor pencils are the best quality, though not required. I would suggest a smaller set of the better quality rather than a huge set of lesser quality. If you already have a set of watercolor pencils you do not have to purchase new. Watercolor brushes: minimum of a small detail round, medium round (1/8” wide at base), larger round (1/2” at base), ¼” wide flat. If you have a larger set or find a larger set that is fine. Hobby Lobby sells brush sets in a plastic tube that is great for transport. An 11x14 Strathmore Yellow Pad Multimedia paper. Not all multimedia paper is good, this brand is worth the cost, All others I have found tend to pill when water is added. An inexpensive sketch pad for working out ideas.
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Credit: 1 Fine Arts credit - High School Credit will be awarded to HS students who will also be required to do a report each semester.