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LESSON PLANS WINTER TERM 2023 (1st half) Lesson 4: continue with landscape or watercolour exercise.

In this session my students have the opportunity to finish their landscape paintings. Some have finished already and so I have a one-off watercolour challenge for them - to work tonally on an image of people/person in their context.

Winter Term 1st half 2023 – lesson 4: Options, continue with your landscape painting OR one-off watercolour exercise.

· If working on your landscape painting, remember to keep referring to your source material. Think about a variety of tonal values and the shapes which describe distance.

· If tackling the one-off watercolour challenge, choose (or be given!) an image.

· Mix a blue and a brown (ultramarine and raw umber or similar) on your palette.

· With your tonal mix, paint as large a shape as you can to include the people, their shadows, the dark and mid-toned elements of the background and allow all the areas to flow together.

· If in doubt, include more into this first layer rather than less.

· Before this layer dries, squeeze your brush and lift some light places from the area of paint.

· Once dry, paint in some darker shapes only onto the area painted by the first layer (not into the areas left un-painted).

Next lesson: (Last lesson before a two-week half term break). Options: If you don’t do the one-off watercolour challenge this week, you’ll do it next week. Or, using the same technique you’ll analyse a face in the same way. Look for faces in the newspapers or magazines (or online) this week.


About this site...
I am an art teacher living and working in Dorset.  I have taught for the Adult Education Service and the University of Bath, plus some supply teaching in my local schools but now I run all my classes and courses privately. This site is intended as an addition to my teaching, primarily for any student who in the week misses a class and wants to catch up.
The lessons are also available for any one anywhere who would like some ideas on what to teach, what to learn or is just interested in seeing what we do.
I'm afraid I won't be able to answer emails asking for comments on anyone's work (other than for currently enrolled students).
I teach three weekly art classes in halls in and around Blandford in Dorset and every six weeks or so I run a Sunday workshop in a village hall on the outskirts of Blandford. I also run a vibrant five-day summer school.. Other than that I spend every available moment in my studio or drawing and painting elsewhere.
I studied for four years at The Slade School of Fine Art where I was awarded The Slade Prize on graduation. I went on to travel and study further finally doing a P.G.C.E at Exeter University with Ted Wragg as my mentor. It was a wonderful year of education which set me in good stead for my years of teaching since then.



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