I didn't get my camera out until the lesson was almost over. I guess I wasn't thinking of blogging this lesson until it was well under way. I had the kids draw the 6 blocks on their papers. Ian was very exact and got out a ruler. Sophie free handed hers, I believe, and Henry got all upset when his free hand ones didn't look as good as mine. Molly just painted what ever she wanted on her sheet.
I think it would really help if we had actual watercolor paper. I just used my slightly heavier weight art paper and it just didn't do as well as I had hoped. When It got wet it wrinkled up.
This was labeled Watercolor Techniques - a 6th grade experiment. It certainly was an experiment. I know now to have good supplies on hand. Real watercolor paper would be a big improvement. And I didn't have a lot of color choices of liquid watercolors so we ended up getting out the trays of crayola dry watercolors. They just don't work as well either. So yes this was an experiment. I learned a few things and my older kids certainly enjoyed trying out some different things. More than anything they just enjoy painting. Breaking out othe art supplies is almost always a hit around here!