Art for Kids: Drawing and Painting Wildflowers with Watercolor Paints | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Art for Kids: Drawing and Painting Wildflowers with Watercolor Paints

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

3 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction to Painting and Drawing a Wildflower Garden

    • 2. Step 1: Paint Backround

    • 3. Step 2: Draw Wildflowers onto Background

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About This Class

Are you looking for a watercolor painting project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Wildflower Garden Watercolor Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 6+.

There are two steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Painting Wet-in-Wet with Watercolor Paints
  • Step 2: Drawing Flowers onto Painted Background

The teaching process used for this project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into painting and drawing action! This process involves watercolor painting with a wet-in-wet painting technique, then drawing a floral design after the watercolor painting has dried.

This project is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

Let's start creating!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Introduction to Painting and Drawing a Wildflower Garden : Hey, friends, how are you today? I hope you're having a great day today. We will be creating this floral painting. We have some water color paint that we put down first, and then we have some marker that we will be creating some different flower designs. So I'm really excited about this project. This is actually one of my favorite projects. I like it in part because the water color just kind of takes over and does what it wants to dio. Now the thing about it is, I wanted to share with you the supplies in the materials that you will need to be successful with this project. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of watercolor paper or big paper. If you don't have watercolor paper. Watercolor paper works the best, but it's OK if you don't have it. Any thick paper will dio. You will also need a mat for underneath your paper, and the map is for protection off their table or your floor or your work space. You will also need some watercolor paints and a paintbrush and some clean water in a couple or a cup. Another thing that you will need is you will need a permanent marker. Ah, permanent marker will not smudge and Samir around for this particular project. If you don't have a permanent marker, that's okay. Just use any regular kids Crayola worker, any marker that you have, because the pain is actually going to be dry by the time we use the marker. Okay, I think black works the best. But if you want to use different colors, that's fine. Or if you want to use maybe a purple or blue, the last thing that we will need is a handy dandy paper towel. This is great for spells. And if you don't have a paper tell, you can use a rag for cleanup. So I hope you are as excited as I am. This will make a great gift for somebody who loves flowers. So let's get started. 2. Step 1: Paint Backround: already friends. So the first thing that we're going to do is we are going to take our water with our paintbrush in it, and we're going to dip our paper rush into the water, and we're going to start painting on our paper. And you might be thinking, Wait a minute. I don't see any pain on their You're right. We're not going to paint with paint at this point. We're going to be doing a technique called wet and wet. So we get our entire paper wet first because we are going to be using entire paper for this project, and we're going to put a bunch of water onto our paper. And I started the top and I work my way down the paper so I could make sure that I get everything wet. Well, it's finished, and this paper needs to be pretty wet for this to work. Okay, so we're for all seen our garden scene is going to go onto this piece of paper, and what we're going to do is we're going to create our flowers up here, and then down here will be our stems. So we're going to use a lot of bright colors up here. And then we're going to use green down here. Okay? A little bit of green up here in between the flowers. So what you're going to dio is decide the colors that you want for your flowers, and then you're going to dip your paintbrush in and just dropped different places. And what you will notice is that the paint will spread. See that? Look how cool that IHS work. I know I'm going to have some orange here. Just touch and remember, with watercolor, you don't have that much control over what's going to happen after you touched down. So I think I'd like one more right there. Maybe put some yellows and I can already feel that my papers starting to dry If you could believe that you could put a little bit of blue here. Don't seem very many blues, but I think I really want some glue on my paper this time. Not these to be a little bit bigger. So I'm dotting dots supposed to just one thought. Pray a little bit of purple beautiful, and what you'll notice is the colors are going to start running into each other And that's actually what we want for this. Okay? What do you he? The last thing I'm going to dio is I'm going to put a little bit of green a little bit of green around in certain areas. This is going to be the foliage, which simply needs the leaves. Really? Maybe a little tall grass. Okay. Something with that part. Now, down here at the bottom. As I said before, I'm going to put more green. This is actually where the stems they're going to go. Okay, Finished. We'll put more water on there. And this area right here, it's not completely filled out. That's OK. It doesn't have to be. We don't have to color cover all of the white and notice I'm doing more Dottie with my paintbrush on this one. All right, so let's take a look at this. Look at how all of the colors air starting to blend together. That will continue to be the case until this is completely dry so that the next part of our project we can't do until this is completely dry. Because what we're going to do is create some beautiful flowers on this piece of artwork, this watercolor painting and we have to wait until it's dry. All right, I'll see in a minute 3. Step 2: Draw Wildflowers onto Background: Hey, friends, I'm back. So my paper is dry. And as I told you, what would happen is the colors kind of blended into each other, and that's exactly the effect that we want. So what we're going to do is we are going to create Ah, garden scene up here off Laurel scene and then so the flowers will be appear. And then the stem school of beauty on here at the bottom of our paper. So one of my favorite types of flowers is just a simple daisy. So let's make somewhere on your paper find a really good spot. Just a simple daisy. So I see a red little spot right here that I think that I'd like to use for my daisy. So I'm going to make a circle here, and then I'm going to make some mom daisy petals coming out from that circle. I'll try to do this quickly so that you can get started on your own artwork. Cool. Now we're not gonna make the stems quite yet, okay? I also like, uh, another kind of a flower. I'm not sure the name of it, but it looks like this. There's a straight line and then under me a series of use and then on top and upside down you that's very wide. And then out from that you come some little lines with some circles. So I'm gonna put some dots in there too. Alrighty. So there are two different types of flowers And let me think I like another type meeting, maybe more like a tulip. So a wide and deep you and then up, down and up with a couple of lines coming out of the center in some circles at the top. Maybe open a little detail on the inside here. How does that look? So far, I think it looks pretty cool. Now, Maybe I'll come up with another type of a flower that looks like this. So a straight line with the U and then the pedals on the top like this. Now, keep in mind if you can think of other types of flowers that you'd like to put on your wet and wet watercolor paper. Feel free to do that. I am just kind of thinking of little designs that I have seen in life, but also maybe in books about a swirl with some lines coming out. Short lines and long lines. Maybe with circles at the ends. I don't know if I've ever seen this type of a flower before, but if I ever have, I would really like it whom? Find of one for right here. How about this type? Circle Circle? Cir cu And in some pedals on the outside of that largest circle. And then maybe some little lines on the inside. Maybe some dots right here on the inside of those little peddling things. Well, I have a good idea. How about this? This is kind of a tricky shape right here. It's a curve line in the curve. Blinded purple. I now curve line in, curdling out fine in curve line. Now her flying in it is tricky. Sometimes even I have trouble with it. Look at this one right here. But when you think about it in nature, there are shapes that maybe aren't perfect. That you just you gotta love anyways, right? How does that look? Maybe a little dot on the end. So what you'll need to do is put as many flowers on your paper as you'd like. I mean, I could go on forever. I could put one here. I could put one here, Here, here. But I think I'm going to stop right there. Maybe I put one more here. Just one more. Who? What kind? May be a simple one. Are you Close it up? Did you put some lines coming out the top with some circles, leaving some lines coming straight down? All right. The point is that you can put any type of flower in here that you'd like, and then after you're finished doing that, you're going to make a stem for each flower. So just a straight line down. Now, look at this. I ran into this guy, so I jump over and then I come down, jump over and come down. Are my lines going to be perfectly straight? Nope. They're actually not. And that's OK. I like it when they're a little bit off. Because in nature, things are perfectly in perfect. What does that look? You can even add a couple of little leaves if you like. Oh, I really like the way that this is turning out. Okay? Her back. What do you think? Oh, I think it's so pretty. I really dio So when you finish this project, maybe you couldn't put it on your wall. You can give it away to somebody that you really, really love. It's up to you. I hope you had fun and I'll see you next time. Bye.