After School Art

Ms. Lucy Cui, Fine Arts Teacher
March 24, 2023

This semester for after school class, besides the training in drawing fundamentals and encouraging students creativity from imagination, like usual, we are exploring a different material, watercolor, to support our students’ drawing. 

Watercolor paint is a translucent art medium and the paints are made of pigments suspended in water-based solution. The key for watercolor painting is water control. Students in this class will try watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, washes, underpainting, etc. Of course, different materials and techniques are just things to support ideas. Encourage students to express their imagination and illustrate it to share, to communicate.

In this class, we always start with a master copy of a realistic drawing to improve kids’ drawing skills, something like a simple still life or a landscape painting . After this project is finished, they can pick references themselves and design their own pieces. Training in professional skills first, then keep their imagination active and combine with their skills.