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1st Grade is currently creating the cover of their very own, hand made sketchbook! Sketchbooks are like an artists journal or notebook. 1st graders will be utilizing these sketchbooks for taking notes, creating preliminary sketches or drawings and during "free-draw" time. On the cover of these sketchbooks, students have written their names across the front in sharpie and are given the freedom to paint (yes, paint in the first class!) in watercolor what they choose. Some students have created a beautiful abstract painting by experimenting with color mixing and others have created a representational painting of something of their choice. Sketchbooks are a great way to store ideas, drawings and notes about artists and artworks that they are learning about to later refer to after leaving 1st grade.
Learning objectives: Techniques in using watercolors, listening to guided instruction.
Sketchbook: a journal or book used for ideas and drawings by artists.
Watercolors: paints that are activated by using water.
CLICK ON THE GALLERY IMAGES TO SEE SOME OF THESE WORKS IN PROGRESS!