this afternoon the sketch monkeys got busy in their new sketchbooks. i briefly modeled how to draw their new palettes, add some lettering, and make increasingly lighter values with their paint. naturally, i misspelled watercolers which they were quick to point out, but then several of them went on to make the same mistake.
i told them not to bother trying to avoid mistakes, because they were going to make hundreds of them and it was all going to be OKAY. as i drew my palette, i stopped along the way to point out all the “mistakes” i was making.
tomorrow we’ll make a color wheel, do some color mixing, and add some writing. i want them to reflect a bit on each page about the process by writing a few sentences. afterwards they’ll have a free page to do whatever they want. for now, my plan is to have them complete a “free” page after 2 guided practice pages. but of course, like everything i do, it’s subject to change.
the guided practice is a loose interpretation of the same sketchbookery class i teach online. 3rd grade style. to the BIG kids.
we’re using canson mixed media 9×12 sketchbooks which were kindly donated via my wishlist (not accepting donations at this time) and prang 16 color watercolor sets.
thanks again wishlist donors. i’ve done my best to get amazon thank you notes out to everyone, but if you ordered from 3rd party vendors, your gifts are anonymous and i don’t see your name. please know how much we appreciate the classroom love. xo
see you soon!