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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K- Gr 5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by: Sandi DeLoge [Sandi is a visual artist teacher and artist at Southside Elementary in Columbus IN]

Students will review color wheel/rainbow colors and explore watercolors and then they will create weavings of their paintings.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Students reviewed primary, secondary and intermediate colors.
  2. Students were shown watercolor brush techniques.
  3. Students picked a starting color from the color wheel and a shape to repeat and continued in order around the color wheel.
  4. After both paintings were done students then cut one into strips, leaving the strips attached on one edge. (see "More Information" below)
  5. The other painting was cut into strips (either regular or irregular) and one at a time a woven into the other painting. (see "More Information" below)
  6. Edge pieces were glued down and then student picked out a background color to mount their weavings onto.

More Information:

Recommended Books/Products:

Colorsaurus Color Wheel

Colorsaurus Color Wheel

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Watercolor: For the Artistically Undiscovered
Most of the pages in this book are actual watercolor paper with blank space reserved for the use of the reader/painter (that's you). Comes with a palette of six artist-quality watercolors and a brush. Most importantly, this book also comes with the artwork, technique tips and encouragement of renowned illustrator Thacher Hurd.

My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Paint!
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Painting with Children
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The Science Book of Color
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My First Paint Book
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