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Author: Dennas Davis

14. Little Patches Watercolors – Foundations B+

NOV 6 – 10 • Students will work for two weeks to create a square-shaped watercolor painting that is divided into a grid design. Each smaller area in the grid (rectangles and squares), becomes a tiny little painting, drawn and painted in watercolors. This will employ the small glaze technique, and makes it easy since there are no large areas to worry about. Each painting is made from patches: several patches of smaller paintings, and those paintings are smaller patches of color.

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How to teach cubes (& order models) without pain

Drawing a cube is like going to the dentist. At least that’s what I thought in art school after I had drawn a giant cube on an 18″ x 24″ pad several times a day, 3 days a week for 4 weeks straight. But then it started to click. Cubes became easy. So the challenge is a recurring one for art teachers. How to bring the part of that art school experience that was so helpful to us, to our young students, while not seeing them writhe on the floor and moan about how painful and boring art class has become....

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