CLASS NO. 3
MAR 7, 2021
ERIC HOTZ: ART CLASSES AT LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL
In this class my students focused on creating a structured watercolour painting. My students were given pen & ink drawings on illustration board, along with a colour photo reference that their drawing was based upon. They then coloured the illustration with watercolour washes. I created a different illustration for each student. This was to contrast with the previous class where the art was a loose rendering of a landscape. Although structured, it gives the student a different way of how watercolours can be employed. My students were free to use any techniques and colours. This was a fun exercise that could be started in class and finished at home. Samples of the final art can be viewed in the photos below.
For class number 3, I provided illustration board with the assignment pre-drawn onto it using waterproof pen & ink. Students could choose from 6 different drawings. A colour photo was also provided of each drawing. The students could then choose their method of how to paint their drawing.
I provided new disposable table coverings for every class to create a safe class environment .
Keeping my students safe with social distancing.
I provide two hairdryers in my classes to speed up drying time to allow my students more time to create!
Wearing masks and social distancing is important in my classes. Everyone must be safe and feel safe.
Students are encouraged to experiment with any techniques they have been taught and to try any colours.
Photo reference for each illustration was provided to allow students to go in any direction they want.
Creation = Fun. Self expression is always encouraged and appreciated when exhibited!.
Learning how to apply watercolours in layers to create the illusion of depth and shadows.
Student's final art. Learning to render in watercolours can be challenging but the rewards can be great.