So back to the homework - today's post is a lesson plan for Watercolour Turtles. We had to recreate a lesson from the course with a different subject and when I showed my 7 year old the lovely Paul Klee fish in the course she said that would look great as turtles - so to follow a child's lead that's what I did. Now turtles aren't typically bright colours yet I'm always telling the kids that artists can paint things whatever colour they want.....
WATERCOLOUR TURTLES USING WARM AND COOL COLOURS
Age 5 - 8 years (Since I have children up to 12 years in my classes, I would do the same lesson for the entire class however older children may wish to draw their turtles in more detail and with black permanent marker)
What you need:
- Watercolour Paper A3 size
- Black oil pastel
- White oil pastel
- Liquid Watercolours
- Blue Glitter (optional)
- On the whiteboard demonstrate how to draw a turtle using various shape shells, flippers and shell decorations. I would also put up a couple of pictures of real turtles. I always tell the children they can be creative as they like yet I also do a directed line drawing for those who are a little stuck as to where to start.
|Examples of different ways to draw turtles (for whiteboard)|
- Ask the children to draw their turtle using a black oil pastel
- Ask them to draw in the waves, fish, coral etc with the white oil pastel in the background
- Paint the background in cool colours (with a sprinkle of glitter if you wish, I LOVE glitter!)
|close up of cool colours and glitter|
- Paint the turtle with warm colours
|Close up of warm colours and salt|
- Sprinkle salt onto the turtles shell to create a speckled effect
Beautiful turtle - my teacher example of course. I will post the children's pictures next week, I'm sure they will be even better!