What you’ll need
1 per 1-2 students
Watercolor Pan Sets and RefillsBuy
Paper: Splurge Bulk Watercolor PaperBuy
24 @ size 2, 6 & 10
Round Brushes Recommend: Invest In Classroom SetBuy
Bucket (If No Sink In Classroom)
1 per 1-2 students
Water Cup: Budget
Buy in bulk
Paper: Budget 80 Lb White Sulfite Drawing PaperBuy
1 per student
Tray, Mat or Newspaper
Watering Can Or Water Pitcher (If No Sink In Classroom)
Watercolor painting is a colorful and peaceful way to learn and create. Let’s practice together!
Gather your tools and materials to set up your work space. Fill water to line marked on cup.
A small sponge or a folded paper towel can help keep your brushes clean. Step 8 will show you how!
Begin getting your paints juicy by dropping clean water into each color.
Let’s get to know your brush. The ferrule connects the handle & bristles. The tip is called the toe!
Keep your brush clean so the “toe” stays pointy, and hold the brush behind the “ferrule”.
Our first technique is called “wash”. With watercolor paints, the more water the lighter the color.
Clean your brush before each new color. Gently swish brush on bottom of water cup and pat on sponge.
Paint another “wash”. Use a paper towel to ”blot” and let light areas appear in dark areas of paint.
For “wet-in-wet”, brush clean water on to painting, then touch that area with paint on your brush.
Now try “dry brush”. Use paper towel to dry both paint & brush. The brush marks will be scratchier!
Use a pencil to lightly sketch a simple composition to practice with. Your sketch can be different!!
Experiment with “wash”, “blot”, “wet in wet” and “dry brush” in a practice painting. (Or 2 or 3!)
Remember to always clean your brushes when done: “swish, swish, swish, pat, pat, pat.”
The more you paint the more you will learn!
Have fun practicing watercolor painting!