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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Polaroid Style Watercolor Paintings

This is a cool retro style watercolour project using Polaroid compositional format.
There are tons of inspiration on Instagram, where I saw this idea. 

Grade 10-12 students had to brainstorm ideas of places they've visited that made them feel safe, comfortable, happy, or has good memories of. I gave them a planning worksheet on which to sketch their ideas. 

Some even brought in their own personal photos to sketch from.

Once planned, they measured out the correct dimensions on a sheet of watercolour paper. 
Some love to tape off their paper. For watercolour media, they could use either pan watercolour or watercolour pencils. 

I love how delicate and precious these turned out!



Christina Johansson said...

Any tips on helping them draw the photo accurately? Did they eyeball it or use grid?

Miss said...

My students eyeball it- I don't teach them the grid method. Practicing on the worksheet beforehand helps them get it accurate more or less.

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