Painting


Painting

Painting Workshops

 Acrylic and Watercolor mediums are some of the most accessible forms of painting in the modern world. Using fast drying acrylic or pigmented water-based colors on canvas or thick pressed paper, artists may create anywhere from realistic to abstracted art pieces using a variety of techniques. People of all ages love using acrylics and watercolors for the ease in color mixing, beauty in the flow of the media and the bright, bold colors of acrylic or the soft pastel color palette of watercolor.

Workshop participants will learn how to analyze subject and composition in photographic references and layout for final painting pieces. Participants will also utilize organizational structures in communicating their artistic ideas effectively and examine the inter-relational connection between the modern world and their individual artistic viewpoint. These watercolor workshops meet, but are not limited to, United States Visual Art standards – Grades K-4 (1-6), Grades 5-8 (2, 3 & 6,), Grades 9-12 (1-3).

Painting Workshops are designed to take place in multiple sessions. The tracing and transfer techniques are suitable for ages 12+, while basic painting sessions are available for ages 11 and under. The following session breakdown is an example of a Watercolor Workshop structure. It may be added to or subtracted from or may also run consecutively with other projects.

 

Class One: Intro to Texture, Process & Color Theory

 

Introductions, Stretches etc, Name Game, Discussion of Program, Class Expectations/Respect (10 min)

Color Wheel (15 min)

1.     Identification of primary and secondary colors
2.    Identification of black, white, grey tonality

Line Texture Discussion (10 min)

1. Identification of drawing textures and lines
2. Practice in achieving textures and lines

Watercolor Process (10 min)

  1. Watercolor Paper – how to use
  2. Watercolor Palettes – how to use
  3. Tools necessary for watercolor
  4. Identification of Foreground/Background of paintings

Closing and Sharing (5 min)

 

Class Two: Watercolor Painting Pt. I – Tracing & Transferring the Subject 

 

Welcome, Stretches, etc. (5 min)

Reintroduction of Watercolor project and process

Activity: Watercolor Painting Pt. I – Tracing  & Transferring the Subject. (40 min)

(Supplies: watercolor paper, tracing paper, picture of a subject, pencils)

  1. Students choose a picture
  2. Students are given tracing paper, pencils and watercolor paper in seats
  3. Students trace image onto tracing paper
  4. Students transfer traced image onto watercolor paper using a rubbing technique

Closing and Clean-Up(5 min)

Class Three: Watercolor Painting Pt. II – Watercolor Transferred Subject

 

Welcome, Stretches, etc. (5 min)

Reintroduction of Watercolor project and process

Activity: Finish Watercolor (40 min)

(Supplies: watercolor paper and watercolor paint)

  1. Students are given their watercolor papers from the previous class
  2. Students paint foreground of traced dancers and background
  3. Throughout the class period, pictures are taken of all students in dance poses are taken for self-portrait watercolor painting.

Closing and Clean-Up (5 min)

Class Four: Watercolor Painting – Self-Portraits Pt. I

 

Welcome, Stretches, etc. (5 min)

Reintroduction of Watercolor project and process

Activity: Self-Portrait Watercolor Part I. (40 min)

(Supplies: watercolor paper, tracing paper, pictures of students, pencils)

  1. Students are given their picture taken during previous class time
  2. Students are given tracing paper, pencils and watercolor paper in seats
  3. Students trace self-portrait image onto tracing paper
  4. Students transfer traced image onto watercolor paper

Closing and Clean-Up(5 min)

Class Five: Watercolor Painting – Self-Portraits Pt. II

 

Welcome, Stretches, etc. (5 min)

Reintroduction of Watercolor project and process

Activity: Self-Portrait Watercolor Pt. II (40 min)

(Supplies: watercolor paper and watercolor paint)

  1. Students are given their watercolor papers from the previous class
  2. Students paint foreground of traced self-portraits and background

Closing and Clean-Up (5 min)