|love this little beluga guy- he looks like he's planking! ha!ha!|
This is a fun watercolour lesson I found here on the Crayola website.
It would be a great project to tie-in to any ocean unit students are working on with the classroom
or Science teachers. I've done this lesson with Grade 4 up to Grade 6.
The materials are very simple: heavy-ish white paper or watercolour paper,
black wax crayon or marker and watercolours.
Have student research different types of whales and then practice sketching them. For the good copy, have them lightly sketch, in pencil, a seascape with their chosen whale. Include a background, middle ground and foreground. Once they're happy with the drawing, pass over all the pencil lines with a black wax crayon.
Students could also use black permanent markers as well.
Then paint away with watercolours! I encourage students to keep a thin white line between the black lines. This way the paint colours definitely won't 'bleed' together. I also encourage them to mix colours within each section in order to get varying shades and tones.
|teacher sample- it was so fun to make|