Painting for Beginners 3rd-6th Grade
In this course we will be exploring 3 different painting mediums! We will start out with learning the basics of tempera paint, then continue onto watercolor, and finish with learning acrylic painting and techniques. Canvas and paper will be used to paint on, and supply lists will be provided. There will be an overview supply list and then supply lists provided with each lesson.
There will be 2 projects per medium with a total of 6 main project paintings. There will also be technique lessons for each medium and color wheel lessons when we start with tempera paint. The pacing of the lessons is to help all artists be successful. Some students may need to pause the videos, while others will continue through. I always like to tell my amazing artists that art is not a race, but about taking our time and doing our best! We will start out with learning the basics and as the students learn and grow, we will build upon our prior knowledge and take our art to the next level! The final project will be an acrylic painting on canvas with the size being around 16x20!
Please make sure that your artist is dressed to make a mess. Watercolor and tempera paint will come out of clothes, however acrylic paint will not and will stain. Once they reach the acrylic painting lessons please make sure they have an apron or paint shirt and are wearing clothes they do not mind getting messy.
I will have an introduction to each project where we look at art history and get inspired to create our own art! There will be sources and extra resources that will go along with these lessons for further study if your artist is interested. There will be quizzes after the finial lesson of each project. In the quizzes we will review key techniques and reflect upon the artwork we have created!
Thank you so much for beginning your artists journey of painting with this class! I am so excited to teach your artists and to help them grow in their art!
This course includes:
- 3 Units (Tempera paint Basics, Watercolor Basics, and Acrylic Basics)
- 3 Projects for Tempera Paint
- 2 Projects for Watercolor Paint
- 2 Projects for Acrylic Paint
- Technique lessons for each 3 painting Mediums total of 13 technique lessons
- 68 Video lessons
- 17 Hours of Video!
- 10 Quizzes (1 after each project and technique lessons)
- 10 Quiz Answer sheets
- 10 Sources and Extra Resources documents
- References and Idea sheets (17 total)
- Templates for Techniques and Color Wheel (5 total)
- Supply list for each materials/painting lesson
- Power Points (10 total)
- Tips and Tricks Guides (3 total)
- Vocabulary and Review Sheets (10 total)
Course Goals and Objectives:
Students will learn and apply techniques in the form of tempera paint, watercolor paint, and acrylic paint.
Students will understand the importance of and application of color mixing in their art projects.
Students will experiment with the different paint types and grow in their creativity and ideation.
Students will successfully create 6 painting projects that showcase the skills and creativity they have learned throughout this course.
Suggested Target Audience:
3rd-6th grade students interested in learning multiple painting mediums: Tempera, Watercolor, and Acrylic. Grade levels up to 8th grade would be applicable as well if having no prior painting experience.
No prior courses are required to complete this course.
Unit 1. Introduction to Tempera Paint and Techniques
Tempera Paint Introduction (1 lesson)
Tempera Paint Techniques Painting (1 lesson)
Tempera Painting Techniques Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Washing Brushes and Brush Care (1 lesson)
Project 1. Tempera: The Color Wheel Painting Project
Introduction to the Color Wheel! (1 lesson)
Color Wheel Supplies and Project Choices (1 lesson)
Drawing the Circle Color Wheel (1 lesson)
Drawing the Dragon Eye Color Wheel (1 lesson)
Painting the Circle Color Wheel (2 lessons)
Painting the Dragon eye Color Wheel (2 lessons)
Color Wheel Painting Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 2. Tempera: Pointillism and Animal Paintings on Canvas
Introduction to Pointillism and Animal Painting (1 lesson)
Tiger Drawing Option (1 lesson)
Sea Turtle Drawing Option (1 lesson)
Drawing on Canvas (1 lesson)
Painting the Base Coat on the Sky, Leaves, Ground, and Animal (3 lessons)
Painting with Pointillism (4 lessons)
Pointillism and Animal Painting Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 3 Tempera: Pop Art Food Painting
Introduction to Pop Art (1 lesson)
Pop Art Food Drawing (2 lessons)
Choosing a Color Scheme (1 lesson)
Painting the Cupcake Tin and Frosting (3 lessons)
Painting the Background (1 lesson)
Pop Art Food Painting Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Unit 2. Introduction to Watercolor Paint and Techniques
Watercolor Paint Introduction (1 lesson)
Watercolor Techniques Painting (2 lessons)
Watercolor Techniques Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 1. Watercolor. Hawaiian Waves Inspired Painting
Introduction to Hawaiian Waves Project (1 lesson)
Drawing on Watercolor Paper and Starting the Background (1 lesson)
Painting the Waves and Water (1 lesson)
Adding Layers and Optional use of Multi-Media with Oil Pastels (1 lesson)
Watercolor Hawaiian Waves Inspired Project Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 2. Watercolor. Fireworks Painting
Introduction to Fireworks Watercolor Painting Project (1 lesson)
Taping and Drawing Watercolor Paper and Painting the Sky (1 lesson)
Adding Layers to the Sky (1 lesson)
Adding Oil Pastels to the Fireworks and More Layers (2 lessons)
Finishing Touches and Taking off the Tape (1 lesson)
Cleaning your Paint Tray (1 mini-lesson)
Fireworks Painting Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Unit 3. Introduction to Acrylic Paint and Techniques
Introduction to Acrylic Paint (1 lesson)
Tips and Tricks on Saving your Acrylic Paint (1 mini-lesson)
Acrylic Painting Techniques (2 lessons)
Acrylic Painting Techniques Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 1. Seascape Blending
Introduction and Drawing to Seascape Blending Project (1 lesson)
Painting the Sky and Blending (1 lesson)
Adding in the Waves (1 lesson)
Adding in Details: Clouds, Moon, and Boat (1 lesson)
Acrylic Seascape Painting and Blending Review and Quiz (1 lesson)
Project 2. Palette Knife Waterfall Painting
Introduction to Palette Knife and Waterfall Painting Project (1 lesson)
Painting the Sky (1 lesson)
Painting the Horizon Line and Starting the Rocks (1 lesson)
Painting in the Rocks, Trees, and Waterfall (2 lessons)
Palette Knife Painting Review and Quiz: Course Overview (1 lesson)