|The Art Pound||
Simple watercolor postcards were used as students practiced using Nasco's chart of watercolor techniques.
Eight by ten canvas panels were covered with old book pages using gloss medium to create a collage effect for the background. Students then had to choose a living thing as a subject to watercolor. Unlike watercolor paper the paper tended to resist the color due to the gloss medium. Several layers were added to get the stronger colors. The rule of thirds compositional technique was emphasized.
The art of silhouettes was incorporated using a watercolor wash with salt resist technique on watercolor paper to create these beautiful images.
Students created Watercolor Floral Designs by first using their iPads to find two different types of flowers to draw creating simple contour lines. They then covered those lines with black thick fabric paint. When it was dry it created a raised border to keep all the different watercolors in place without bleeding or seeping into other areas. After the watercolors were applied, students brushed colored iridescent glitter glue lightly on small areas to bring in a shine and of course who doesn't love glitter and bling!
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.