The 7th and 8th graders are very close to beginning their final watercolor fish paintings. They spent the class hour today drawing their fish, which will be their final, however they were not allowed to paint it today. I encouraged them to spend most of the class hour closely observing the shapes of the fish and accurately representing them in their drawing. I had them concentrate on movement and fluidity while they were drawing. It was really an exercise in observation, because I wanted these fish to turn out really well as the drawing is the foundation for their painting. When they were finished drawing their fish and it was approved by me, they then drew a smaller fish and did a miniature practice painting. All students will do a practice painting before they can paint their final. The miniature paintings that have been done so far look really nice and the drawings are successful as well. Most students will be able to start their final paintings on Tuesday!

A student sketch for their final fish painting

A student sketch for their final fish painting

A student sketch for their final fish painting

Student “mini masterpieces”-practice for their final paintings

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