Watercolor Landscapes Class

After a three year break, I am teaching art to children about 3-6 hours a week. I am so inspired by their intuition, freedom and imagination. So far, I am teaching a preschool class and art club. The images I am sharing here are from the art club. The students below range from K-4th grade, so you will see a range in style and abilities. They also only have an hour to work, between my short lesson and painting time. The first project is inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe watercolor landscapes. We looked at her paintings and talked about how she liked to camp and be outside painting her New Mexico surroundings. I shared my book about O'Keeffe painting/camping trips and we looked at her lantern, tent and tools used for these adventures. I wanted the students to paint anything they wanted outside and from their imaginations. We talked about colors in nature and how the sky didn't have to be blue or the grass green. It also didn't have to look just like Georgia and I think they made beautiful work. 


 Three mountaintops and a boat. This student was inspired by her summer trip to Mount Shasta.

Three mountaintops and a boat. This student was inspired by her summer trip to Mount Shasta.

 Self-portrait with mountains and sun

Self-portrait with mountains and sun

 Magnificent sunset

Magnificent sunset

 Magnificent sky and land

Magnificent sky and land

 River and bridge

River and bridge

 Waterfall

Waterfall