Sunday, August 5, 2012

Clipper Ship Watercolor Lesson

This weeks lesson was fun!  It involved a little bit of trivia, a drawing lesson, and watercolors.  First the students were introduced to these old, clipper ships.  I told the students a little history about the ships and then gave them trivia homework.  Their questions was:  Why do they call them clipper ships and what made them go in extinction?  Those who come in with the correct answer gets to pick a prize out of the prize bucket.

So the next step was the drawing lesson.  The students learned about the parts of the ship such as masts and sails.  They sketched out their design and added their own extra details. 

After it was sketched, they traced their lines with black sharpies and went ahead with the watercolors.  Here are some results:

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