This life science intersected art class will take students across land, air, and sea as they visualize and paint animals and the places they call home.
In this interdisciplinary art program students will be introduced to both the basics techniques of watercolor painting and the relationships between animals and the environments where they live. Discussing 3 different animals (sea turtle, parrot, fox) and their habitats allows students to learn what each of the animals need to live in their particular environment, what plants and trees grow there, and how to express them in each painting. Using quality watercolor paper and paints, students try different watercolor painting techniques to see how to show distinct differences in light and rich values of color and different textures in fur, grass, water, tree bark and others.
Students will create and complete three different watercolor paintings in this residency: a sea turtle in the ocean, a parrot i