This was a great lesson in movement of watercolor! This was also the first time at least 2 of the students ever used watercolors. Not too shabby, I must say.
I instructed them how to blend out the colors and keep the paper VERY wet. They were told to stick with just cool colors, and they all looked very nice! When they were done, they sprinkled salt on it, and when they came back the next week, their paper had beautiful striations! I don’t think any of them had ever seen this before, and they’re in 8th and 11th grades.
After they brushed the salt off of the dry paper, I showed them how to ‘map’ out all the imperfections of the colors and salt, using a super-fine Sharpie marker. The teens sort-of got into a zen while they were doing it. 🙂