WARM/COOL DESIGNS

We used several different shapes for tracing a design on to the paper. This included a stick for drawing a grid, an oversized protractor (from math class), triangles and other shapes.  We went over the pencil lines with crayon pastel. This provides a buffer between watercolors and a nice contrast We talked about using warm or cool colors and a color wheel was displayed.

The design (plan) is carefully drawn in using various tracing shapes.

The design (plan) is carefully drawn in using various tracing shapes.

I always stress that students need to take their time.

Applying crayon pastel over the pencil lines. This student is using warm colors because he will be using warm colors with watercolor later.

I encourage students to refrain from painting one color right next to another, this helps us to keep colors from bleeding into each other.

I encourage students to refrain from painting one color right next to another, this helps us to keep colors from bleeding into each other.

Although we used warm or cool colors I encouraged the students to include a few areas of the opposite side of the color wheel to attain some variety.

Although we used warm or cool colors I encouraged the students to include a few areas of the opposite side of the color wheel to attain some variety.

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