Watercolor Painting

Course Number: 604/605

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one semester of the VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:

Watercolor Painting I

Students will learn a wide variety of basic watercolor techniques including masking, glazing and sanding. Special emphasis will be on working from nature, including botanical studies of flowers. Basic color theory will be emphasized. Each student is required to do work outside of class, including sketchbook drawings from direct observation and an art presentation comparing and contrasting two art movements.

Watercolor Painting II

Continued study in watercolor with special emphasis on exploring advanced modes of pictorial structure as it relates to the development of individual expression. Each students is required to work outside of the class, including sketchbook drawings from direct observation and an art presentation comparing and contrasting two art movements.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Sketchbook

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Art I or teacher approval