Watercolor Landscape Painting for Younger Students

Watercolor Landscape Painting for Younger Students

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This watercolor landscape lesson is intended for younger students, and is the perfect introduction to watercolor for students grades 3-8. Students learn about working artist Johanna Gullick, horizon line, and intensity of color in this wonderful lesson. Students start by creating a landscape using the direct instruction model and then as an extension photograph and paint their own landscapes.

A perfect introduction to watercolor painting, your students will truly enjoy creating their first watercolor landscape!

Here's what's inside:

3 Page Lesson Plan with National Visual Arts Standards, Essential Questions, Objectives, Materials list, Reflection questions, Step-by-step teacher process and Vocabulary

26 Page PowerPoint Presentation with step-by-step guide

Horizon line example worksheet

Meet the artist worksheet

Landscape Reference worksheet

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Visual Arts Standards:

  • VA: Cr1.2. 3a: Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.
  • VA: Cr2.1 4a: When making works of art, utilize and care for materials, tools, and equipment in a manner that prevents danger to oneself and others.
  • VA:Cr1.2.5a: Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art
  • VA: Cr1.2.6a: Formulate an artistic investigation of personally relevant content for creating art.
  • VA: Cr2.1.5a: Experiment and develop skills in multiple art-making techniques and approaches through practice.
  • VA: Cr2.2.5a: Demonstrate quality craftsmanship through care for and use of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • VA:Cr2.1.6: Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.
  • VA:Cr2.1.7: Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.
  • VA:Cr2.1.8: Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

©2021 A Space to Create Art, LLC.

This lesson was produced in collaboration with Karyl Shields and artist Johanna Gullick. The lesson portion of this resource was created for A Space to Create Art and is to be used exclusively for that purpose. All artwork used in this resource is used with express permission and may not be used for any other purpose.@