An introduction to painting, students start by learning eight techniques of
watercolor: flat wash, graded wash, dry brush, stipple, wax resist, splatter,
blotting, and masking. They also learn about different kinds of brushes, the color
wheel and how to mix colors. Students must use three techniques in their
final landscape paintings.
Maine Learning Results and Performance Indicators:
A-3: Media, Tools, Techniques, and Processes- Compare the effects of media and their associated tools, techniques, and processes using
elements, principles, and expressive qualities in art forms and genres.
B-1: Media Skills- Choose multiple suitable media, tools, techniques, and processes to create a variety of original art works.
C-1: Application of Creative Process- Apply and analyze creative problem solving and creative thinking skills to improve or vary own work
and/or work of others.
The Color wheel
Students are given the primary colors and they are to mixed all the secondary and tertiary colors. They also learn about tints, shades and complementary colors.