Playing with Watercolor
Third graders created a winter sunset in watercolor after learning some basic techniques. They also studied silhouettes, landscapes, background and foreground through looking at the landscape work of John Singer Sargent. I had them practice using warm and colors. This was action packed with art vocabulary nuggets!
The kids learned about basic wet on wet and dry techniques as well as brushwork. They did blooms, flat wash, gradient and lines in warm and cool colors.
The final sunsets
They could put anything they wanted in the silhouette, such as a animals, buildings and trees/nature. Their sky could be whatever type of winter sky they wanted.