How to Paint with Watercolors Lessons in
"Ability Level" One
time 58 Minutes
Students color or paint a beautiful desert scene
with saguaro and prickly pear cacti using colored
pencils or watercolors.
This lesson teaches how to paint with watercolors and students learn interesting facts about the
It also discusses artistic principles such as overlapping,
warm and cool colors, fore, middle and background,
and arranging objects to unify a picture. The lesson
demonstrates painting with water colors.
Running time 32 minutes
Works well as two sessions - students
draw with video & can color on their own.
Teaches how to draw a castle i.e.;
perspective top & bottom, near & far.
Teaches about castles i.e.; the uses
and purposes of various wall and towers, how inside
the castle could include an entire town.
Children are encouraged to draw and
color any imaginative background they like.
time 50 minutes
Students draw and paint an Autumn
tree using pencils, pens and water colors.
In this lesson two different ways
of painting the trees are demonstrated. The foliage
is painted with dots for younger children, and free
form color for older students.
The lesson reviews how to paint with watercolors, painting
the sky and warm fall colors.
Running time 37 minutes
How to Paint
with watercolors - Placing flowers freely on the
techniques i.e.; creating light and dark shades
of color on flowers and leaves, painting one color
next to another.
and creating one flower behind another.
time 35 minutes
how to paint with watercolors while designing
a beautiful red flower.
of the Mexican legend of the Poinsettia (a Christmas
time 45 minutes
Students draw and paint a bright,
beautiful sunflower using pencils, pens and water
Lesson teaches how to paint with
water colors; how to hold the brush and paint with
the tip of the brush, how much paint to use on the
brush and how to control it and how to blend and
time 36 minutes
use pencils to sketch a standing bear.
are encouraged to draw a fun outfit on him/her and
something for him to hold, for example, the bear
might be wearing a soccer outfit and holding a soccer
ball. Many examples are shown along with examples
of backgrounds should they choose to add one.
complete their drawing with pens and crayons or
teaches proportion, symmetry and sketching
circles and ovals.
Running time 51 minutes
children how to draw the head and face of a tiger
and color it realistically using crayons and fine
line markers (of black crayons).
species discussion - tigers, their characteristics
Running time 35 minutes
design an egg with colored markers on a background
created with colored chalk and may use the traditional
Ukrainian patterns, symbols and colors which are
presented in the lesson.
of the Ukrainian tradition of coloring and giving
beautiful eggs to each other at Easter time.
included is a brief discussion of Faberge’ eggs.