Art History Watercolor

Lesson

Students emulate a famous artist

Recommended Ages

Elementary school to middle school

Historical Art Examples or References

The artist they pick

Vocabulary

Art History: study of history and development of certain art techniques

Materials

Watercolor

Pencils

Paper

List of artists

Anticipatory Set

Talk about a brief history of the artists they chose.

Directions

1. Research an artist and their style. Look at paintings, why they chose the specified colors and subjects that were used, and try to understand their work in their historical context.

2. In pencil, draw out your own design inspired by the artist you picked.

3. In watercolor, paint in the way the artist would have.

Reflection

Life applications; how the lesson might apply to non-art related experiences or other types of knowledge.

1. What artist did I choose?

2. Why was this artist significant?

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