Students began by choosing a photo and sketching it on a piece of manila paper.
In order to keep the watercolor paper as clean as possible I had them transfer their sketch to the watercolor paper by blackening in the back of their manila paper.
They taped their manila paper with their blackened side
down on the watercolor paper & traced over their sketch, which allowed their sketch to be transferred to the watercolor paper.
Students painted over their sketch with black glue to help outline their subject. This is called a glue resist technique.
Before beginning the watercolor, students practiced some techniques they could use in their painting: a wash, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush.