Visual Arts 10 - Watercolour painting project

The watercolour painting project is to teach students how to paint observationally, and use colour theory.

Learning about painting

All Painting unit booklets
Painting presentations (for 1¼ hour classes) Skill builders:
  1. Depth day 10: Last day and intro to the painting project
  2. Painting skills 1: Colour wheel intro
  3. Painting skills 2: Mixing greys
  4. Painting skills 3: Colour matching exercises and colour schemes
  5. Painting skills 4: Colour and emotion
  6. Painting skills 5: Painting apples and oranges in layers
  7. Painting skills 6: Observational skill builders 1
  8. Painting skills 7: Observational skill builders II
  9. Painting skills 8: Observational skill builders III
Idea Development:
  1. Painting idea development: day one
  2. Painting idea development: day two
  3. Painting idea development: day three
  4. Painting idea development: day four
  5. Painting idea development: day five (spring semester)
Making the painting:
  1. Painting day 1: Introduction
  2. Painting day 2: David v. Goya
  3. Painting day 3: Hokusai v. van Gogh
  4. Painting day 4: Careers in film and video
  5. Painting day 5: Seurat v. Monet
  6. Painting day 6: Art analysis of La Grande Jatte
  7. Painting day 7: Teacher midway feedback
  8. Painting day 8: Peer feedback
  9. Painting day 9: Careers in architecture and planning
  10. Painting day 9.5: Extra work day for Spring semester
  11. Painting day 10: Last day and intro to the clay project
Master slides for watercolour painting
ATA (Art teacher's Association)   Watercolour in the Art Classroom
Galleries and exemplars
Gallery of student paintings: New gallery and Old gallery
Painting project exemplars: Presentation on Google slides
Painting booklet covers for Visual Arts 10: Handout on Google Slides

Colour scheme wheels for presentations: Google slides
Idea development for painting handout versions Examples and advice for developing the painting idea: Handout on Google Slides
Idea Development Examples for Paintings: Google Slides [pdf]
Idea Development Examples for Painting (new): Google Slides [pdf]
Idea generation examples for the painting: Presentation on Google Slides

Template: for gathering your own skill builders for gathering reference images for the painting project
Painting criteria and step-by-step handout versions
Midway teacher feedback for painting handout versions
Peer feedback for painting handout versions
Vocabulary for the watercolour painting handout versions