We read a book about Monet to start off class. First they drew lily pads, grass, vines, etc using crayons. I then talked to them about the wet-on-wet watercolor technique and how water and wax from the crayons don't get along very well so the crayons would show through their paintings. I talked about using salt in their watercolor paintings and how the salt sucks in the water, creating an interesting effect. The next class we made tissue paper lilies that we glued onto our paintings. They also used a tracer to cut out a bridge that I then stapled onto their painting. The bridge was longer than the paper so when I stapled it on, it would pop out (re-referencing 3D art from a previous project).
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President-Elect. Apple Teacher.