BASIC CELTIC KNOT – Measurement, Parallel Lines, Colour

Students create a basic Celtic knot and paint it with watercolours.

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BASIC CELTIC KNOT – Measurement, Parallel Lines, Colour


  • Crayola Watercolour Paints - 8 count
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - black
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Copy Paper


Step 1
  1. Follow the instructions on the worksheet to practice drawing the Celtic knot on regular drawing paper.
Step 2
  1. Lightly draw a good copy on a piece of watercolour paper.
  2. Erase all the guide lines.
  3. Wet a section of the design with a small amount of water and then paint watercolour into the dampened paper.
  4. Continue in this way until the whole design is painted.
  5. Once the paper is dry outline the design with a black fine line marker.
Step 3
  1. Place the finished painting under some heavy books for about an hour to flatten it if the paper is not smooth.
  2. View the painting with fresh eyes.
    - What do you like best about it? Why?
    - How could you use this idea in another artwork?
    - Why did you choose the colours you used?
    - How does the colour affect the overall feeling of the design?
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