Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
What we did in art
In our art class last week we practiced a technique called wet-on-wet. With our water we used brushes to wet the watercolor paper. We were careful not to wet the paper on the drawing we made, just around it..
When color is added to wet paper the color spreads easily on the wet paper. Where the paper is left dry the color does not go.
We used cool colors for the background of our wet-on-wet painting.
Next week we are doing to finish these paintings using both wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet techniques. We will have extra time in class to explore more techniques with watercolor..
Our artist inspirations were Vincent Van Gogh, a fine and expressive artist. We revisited Mary Vaux Walcott's botanical illustrations.
Art Tools and Materials
In art we brought out all our supplies and put our names on everything. Even if mom put our name on our supplies we double checked.
Next class we'll work on being sure we have all our supplies in our bag before going home.. We're going to take a little extra time to clean up and do a "responsibility check". It's all fun and part of being a good artist.
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.