To begin, students practiced a series of 10 different watercolor techniques. These techniques included adding cling wrap, creating a watercolor wash, painting wet paint on dry color, painting wet paint on wet color, and rolling the brush. Students also created gradients, splatter painted, painted segments of color, and filled their space with repeating lines (both straight and curvy).
Each student created 4 square watercolor paintings to use as the backgrounds for their weaving project. They will cut at least 2 of these into strips to use in their assignment.
Most students have gotten to the next step which is adding "stamps" using acrylic paint. We are using pop bottle caps, yarn, crayons, and packing peanuts to create shapes of color on top of the watercolor paintings.