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