Let’s start our color journey with a fun and unusual way to make a watercolor picture. We’re going to do it without using paint or sheets of paper, and we’ll be using some of our drawing techniques before we start “painting”! You may remember a similar project, the Burst of Color art class, but this lesson shows some variation to that way of working. I encourage you to try both styles and see which you prefer.

Miss Linda wants you to get super creative in this class; you can go with a natural scene, abstract art, or anything else you choose. This lesson gets a little messy, so don’t forget to cover your workspace.

Below, and at the Supplemental Materials page, you’ll see examples of my finished artworks

The materials needed for this class are:

  • Water based markers
  • A piece of corrugated cardboard
  • Paper towels and/or bathroom tissue
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • A small cup or bowl for the glue
  • Cotton swabs
  • A small spray bottle filled with water
    • A cup filled with water and a stiff paintbrush or toothbrush can also be used

Optional materials are:

  • A file folder or paperclip for organization

Practice, practice, practice!